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Column and short story contest

Calling all writers!

Short Story and Column contest for JustinBlaney.comNow accepting submissions for our first column and short story contest. Winners get a signed copy of Evan Burl and the Falling plus a chance to win a $250 Amazon gift card.

The details.

1. Content is open. The winning columns or short stories can be funny, smart, entertaining, educational, opinion based, engaging, interesting, unique or based on true stories. For inspiration, check out McSweeny’s, American Short StoriesReaders DigestOpium MagazineMonkeybicycleFLYMFBarrelhouse and Defenestration.

2. Rating should be PG-13 or less.

3. Length is open, but 500-1500 words is a good guideline.

4. Submissions should include 1-2 columns or short stories and author bio. Please do not submit more than two entries.

5. Deadline is October 25nd. The winners will be announced October 29th.

6. There may be more than one winner.

7. Email your submissions in the body of an email. No attachments please.

8. Prizes: All winners selected will get a signed copy of Evan Burl and the Falling plus earn a chance to win a $250 gift card along with the regular winners of our weekly contest.

9. You keep all rights to your content and may do anything you want with it forever. By submitting your work, you are only granting the right to publish your content on justinblaney.com.

10. Responses: Sorry, but we are not able to respond to questions about your submissions. We will get in touch if we want to talk more about your entry.

11. Winners may be invited to continue writing for JustinBlaney.com on a regular basis.

12. There is no cost to enter.

Click here to submit your entry now, or email evan@evanburl.com

Questions or comments? Ask away


I’m giving away a $250 Amazon Shopping Spree and 50 signed copies of Evan Burl and the Falling.

This week’s winner is Christopher Burrell!

Along with winning a signed copy of Evan Burl and the Falling, Chris joins the other semi-finalists in the $250 Amazon gift card giveaway. Claim your prize by emailing evan@evanburl.com

Click here to enter now for your chance to win, plus get the free eBook instantly, just for entering!

Watch for my next blog to see if you’ve won. These are some places to read the blog: FacebookTwitter, in your email, on my website, on Amazon, or on Goodreads.

Here is a list of the semifinalists for the $250 Amazon giveaway!

Jessica Mamac, Kristen Patinka, Lou Scott, Scott Bothel, John Wargowsky, Tammy Dalley, Carl Smith, Heather Miles, Sally Hannoush, Christopher Burrell

Help me congratulate this week’s winner, Christopher Burrell!

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