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Posts Tagged ‘Robert Swartwood’

Rachel Van Dyken Leads Self Published Bestsellers List

Author Rachel Van Dyken took two top spots on our Self-Published Bestsellers List with her new adult novel, Ruin.

To help GalleyCat readers discover self-published authors, we compile weekly lists of the top eBooks in three major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. You can read all the lists below, complete with links to each book.

If you want more resources as an author, try our Free Sites to Promote Your eBook post, How To Sell Your Self-Published Book in Bookstores post and our How to Pitch Your Book to Online Outlets post.

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Memoir Writing

Memoir WritingStarting January 7, work with a published memoir writer to tell and sell the story of your life! In this course, Wendy Dale will teach you how to create your story around a marketable premise, hone your narrative voice, write a memoir with a solid structure, and sell your memoir before you've even finished writing it. Register now!

Hint Fiction Contest Seeks One Minute Films

The new Hint Fiction Film contest will give aspiring filmmakers a chance to work with stories written by Ernest Hemingway, Edith Piaf or Eric Hsu.

On August 15, contestants will be assigned a short story from the book, Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer. They must create a one-minute film based on the assigned story.

Follow this link for more details. The winner will receive “a cash and/or prize package TBD with a minimum value of $500.” If you want to participate, submit an entry form along with a $25 fee.

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Stewart O’Nan Judges “Hint Fiction” Contest

blastonan.jpgTwitter-ization has shortened everything: blog posts, book reviews, and friendly communication. Now it’s shortened the already-shortened art of flash fiction.

Author Robert Swartwood coined the literary term “Hint Fiction” this week, describing any story that falls under 25-words, not counting the title. Until April 30th, he’s sponsoring a hint fiction contestStewart O’Nan (pictured), the author of “A Prayer For The Dying” and “Songs For The Missing,” will judge the final entries.

Here’s more from the post: “‘Hint Fiction: When Flash Fiction Becomes Just Too Flashy’ is up today at Flash Fiction Chronicles … I talk about how short you can make a story until it’s no longer considered a story. And what does the winner receive? A $25 gift certificate to Amazon. Which basically works out to a dollar a word. Which, if you think about it, ain’t too shabby.” (Via HTMLGiant)