Gathers.com, Simon & Schuster and Borders collaborated to run a writing contest that resulted in two well received mystery novels published in September 2007. Currently, the same three companies are running a writing competition for romance novels. Amazon must have seen the benefit of this and joined with Penguin and ... more >
Borders and Gather.Com in conjunction with Simon & Schuster held a contest for unpublished authors which began with 2600 contestants and was whittled down to 10 finalists. The winner was Terry Shaw with his entry, The Way Life Should Be. The first runner up, Geoffrey Edwards, was compelling enough to ... more >
This morning I received a delightful link to Men’s Activism.org. The contributor of the article is Trudy W Schuett who is out trolling the net for supporters of her writing competition entry at Gather.com. Her schtick is that she will promote men’s issues through the romance novel. I've always had ... more >
For any unpublished author, gather.com is hosting the First Chapters Romance Writing Competition. The prize is a contract with Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster and a $5000 cash advance. Details here.