Wednesday, August 26, 2015

September Show and Tell

Dear Five Magic Spindles competitors, I have an invitation for you! In honor of the upcoming halfway point for this year's contest, I am going to host a little Show and Tell for anyone who wants to participate. Here are the details:

1. YOU get a chance to introduce your story and concept to our readers! Send in a working title and a 2-5 sentence "hook" for your story--an exciting teaser to whet our appetites. You may also send your opening line/opening paragraph if you feel like sharing a bit more! (If you are working on more than one story, feel free to send in the same information for every entry you are hoping to complete.)

2. Include a short author-bio for yourself and a link to your blog (if you have one). This will be a great way for folks to continue building up a supportive community around these contests.

3. If you have a cool image you feel goes well with your story--depicting a scene, setting, or character--feel free to send it along as well! Visuals are always fun.

4. Email all of this info to me (aestengl@gmail.com) with the subject line: "Magic Spindles Show and Tell." The deadline is September 14.

The post featuring all of your stories will be going live on September 16. It should be a lot of fun to get a taste of what all these talented authors are working on! I know I am personally looking forward to it.

Let me know if you have any questions at all! I will be watching for those emails.

17 comments:

Kendra E. Ardnek said...

If we have pinterest board for our story can we include a link to that?

Meredith said...

This will be so exciting! Can't wait to hear everyone's ideas!

Anne Elisabeth Stengl said...

@Kendra: Sure! I think people would enjoy that.

Sarah said...

This sounds like fun! I'll have to get my things ready to send in . . .

Gwen Moeller said...

How exciting! What an excellent way for all the authors, not just the winners, to share snippets of their amazing stories!

Savannah P. said...

Ooo, I'm excited to see everyone's ideas! I might send mine in, not sure yet. We'll see what happens :). ~Savannah P.

Savannah Jezowski said...

What a fun idea! I can't wait to see all the sneak peeks...I am going to want to read ALL of them!

Jemma Tainsh said...

This is going to be so fun!
I can't wait to see everyone's stories

Tracey Dyck said...

Ooh, I'm so glad this is happening! Looks like a lot of fun, and I look forward to getting a taste of all the entries. :D Now if only I could settle on my story's title . . .

Penny said...

Do you have to do this in order to send in a final submission? Or is it optional?

Anne Elisabeth Stengl said...

@Penny: No, this is purely for fun and certainly not a requirement.

Ants and Epic said...

Are we sending the information for you to post on your blog or are we posting on our own blogs and sending the link to you?
Abby

Sierra Faith said...

Oh so excited can't wait!!!
Does the synopsis of our story need to be in a certain document or just type it up and send it with all the other info?

Anne Elisabeth Stengl said...

@Ants and Epic - You send the info to me, and I compile it in one post here on my blog.

@Sierra Faith - You may send all of your info in a Word. Document or simply send it in the body of your email.

wisdomcreates said...

I'm so excited I can hardly wait!

kateendres said...

So, time zones are fun. Can I assume you'd like to receive all the info by end of day on the East coast, rather than my end of day in Alaska?

Anne Elisabeth Stengl said...

@Kateendres -- Yes, that would be best, thank you! Eastern Time, please. :)