How to enter: Simply register for a Kbuuk account, and publish a complete work of one of the four competition categories.
All published works uploaded in the month of June will automatically be entered for a chance to win over $2000 worth of the following fantastic prizes. Please see below for official rules and guidelines. (Additionally, if you are among one of the first 1000 accounts you will receive the benefits of being a beta author, which you can read about here on our blog.)
One GRAND PRIZE winner will receive over $2000 in prizes:
- A 16 GB new iPad (WiFi, color of choice)
- A customized marketing plan from business professionals (For the winning entry or to be redeemed in one year. Valued at $1200)
- Professionally designed custom cover art with two chances for revision (For winning entry or to be redeemed within one year. Valued at $500)
- An in-depth Review (For the winning entry)
- Top Featured Author for 1 full week on the Kbuuk site (For the winning entry)
- 10 mentions on Twitter and 5 mentions on Facebook and Google+ over the course of three months (For the winning entry)
ONE winner from each CATEGORY will receive:
- Custom Cover Art
- A Mini Marketing Plan (valued at $350)
- Be a featured author for 48 hours on the Kbuuk site
- A review of work or editing services
The four categories are based on length:
- Novel over 40,000 words
- Novella 17,500 to 40,000 words
- Novelette 7,500 to 17,500 words
- Short story Minimum of 2500 words, under 7,500 words
Please read the official Contest Rules and Guidelines before submitting:
Complete Contest Guidelines:
There will be two separate time periods for this competition: a publishing period and a voting period where readers and fans will decide the winners of each category.
The Publishing Period:
1. The contest is open to writers of any genre who currently have completed unpublished works of fiction and non-fiction memoirs. Those who have a book contract at the time of submission or who are subsequently awarded a book contract are not eligible for the contest if their book is scheduled for publication before November 30, 2012. Works with individual chapters or excerpts that have been or will be published in periodicals or anthologies may be submitted.
2. The deadline for contest submissions is 11:59 PM CDT Saturday, June 30, 2012. Authors must upload their works through the Kbuuk publishing platform by submission deadline date to be eligible for the contest. Contest entrants must also have legitimate and correct Kbuuk accounts to be considered eligible.
3. First draft manuscripts are acceptable; however, entrant’s work must remain in “Publish” mode for the duration of the voting period to be considered eligible to win. Can be a previously self-published work as long as the author still retains the copyright.
4. All uploaded works must be original and in English (no translations).
5. Contestants may submit as many works as desired pending they comply with the contest rules.
6. Entries must be UPLOADED and PUBLISHED by June 30, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. CDT, and cannot be “unpublished” or removed for the duration of the voting period. Winners will be contacted by email during the first week of August 2012.
7. No phone queries can be taken, either to inquire about contest deadlines, the status of your entry, or to request the names of winners.
The Voting Period:
By participating in the voting portion of any contest, each voting participant agrees to be bound by the official contest rules. Voting is limited to four votes per day per registered Kbuuk account. If an entrant receives multiple and/or irregular votes or multiple votes from the same user or users, including but not limited to, votes generated by a robotic, programmed, script, macro, other automated means or other source, Kbuuk reserves the right to disqualify the entrant in its sole discretion. If the contest includes the use of an internet tool and the internet voting process fails to operate properly or appears to be tampered with or tainted with errors, fraud or unfair practices, the Company reserves the right to use another means to determine the winner(s), i.e. random selection or appointing a panel of judges. All decisions of the judges are final.