Happy New Year Wacky Members! To celebrate putting 2020 behind us, we are hosting a NEW competition!
But this one is a little different than our last competitions because the stakes are a little bit higher. Before I tell you all about those, let me explain.
We want to promote authors and the members of our forum as much as possible. But this time, we want to encourage new readers, too! So we put together a competition that will reward the authors with the most new reads, and the readers who read the most! Here’s how it works.
Authors who want to participate will need to submit their Wacky username, the name of the book they want entered, the number of posted chapters, and the current wordcount of the book as of submission. We also need a complete summary (500 words or less) of the posted content as of submission. This includes any plot twists or the ending, if applicable. Your summary will not be posted anywhere.
Books do not need to be completed. We are judging this contest based on number of posted words, not number of chapters.
We understand sometimes authors make edits, and that’s fine, you don’t need to provide us an updated wordcount. However, if you post new chapters, you will need to send us a modification of your existing wordcount and summary.
Readers who want to participate will need to submit their Wacky username, the title of the novel and the author’s username (on the writing platform, not Wacky), and a short summary of what you read for each book read. (At this point in the post, we’ve hit about 250 words. We’re asking for somewhere between 100-200).
Since we are judging wordcount, not chapters, you will need to read the entire posted work to get credit for a read. Commenting or voting is not required.
But CJ, that seems like a lot of work for one contest, why?
We are giving away a $25 Amazon gift card to the reader who reads the most words…
And a $25 Amazon gift card to the author who gets the most words read.
(We know not all countries have access to Amazon – if that is the case for your country and you win, we will provide you a gift card in the same amount for a comparable service)
- Top reader and top author will also get a badge and a custom title (but we know you really care about the cold, hard cash ).
- Authors will ALSO get their very own custom house ad that will run on the forums for a month. (You know the Wisp ads everyone thinks are so cute? It’s like one of them, designed by you (or a designer you like), and implemented into the forums by CJ)
We will begin the competition on January 4, and it will run through February 4. We are actively accepting book submissions now. Authors can submit here. Book lists will be posted on January 4th for readers to begin reading. We will post leaderboards when we start receiving entries.
We’re really excited to be hosting this contest and we encourage you to share it with authors you like and readers you have! Good luck to all who participate!
The additional fine print:
- Readers must read books from the submitted novels. We will not count reads of works from authors who are not participating.
- If you read all the submitted books by regular Wacky users, we will assign you works from the mods to continue your reading streak (mods and admins are ineligible for this competition, so the only counted words will be for the readers who read their works).
- Unfortunately, residents of Quebec and the countries of Italy, Brazil, Taiwan, Cuba, Iran, Lebanon, Syria, The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Libya, Sudan, and Somalia are ineligible to win monetary prizes in this contest. You’re still welcome to participate for the badges, titles, and other non-monetary prizes.
See all the rules here.
|BOOK TITLE/AUTHOR||WORD COUNT|
|The Burden of Us by MiniMoxx||113,917|
|Permission to Escape by Random_Roze||44,000|
|Ride of the Dead: A Story of Forgotten Souls by BloodR0se17||36,291|
|Ambivalence by PastelStickyNotes||26,150|
|Forgotten Wolf by Siberiantiggy (Book 1 of series)||117,124|
|Hidden Wolf by Siberiantiggy (Book 2 of series)||119,862|
|Erase and Rewind by Allison_Hei||55,000|
|On Sapphire Wings and Jade Scales by Nightingale257||44,804|
|Drawing My Ocean by BlairMontgomery||13,600|
|When the World Ends by breathingchemicals||50,000|
|Perfectly Unexpected by MiniMoxx||90,690|
|The Two That Killed My Parents … And Me by randallhawke||8,000|
|Riven Isles by AloofFloof||126,000|
|Ma Rosie Comes Home For Christmas by mimidreamsinwords||10,042|
|Out of Reach by Manya707||21,100|
|Shattered (Sample) by MiniMoxx||6,326|
|Above & Beyond by pipwusa||119,650|
|Online Horror Show by Ellen_Reese||5,663|
|Silent Hill: Angel by Ellen_Reese||34,459|
|My Forever by VioletDaylight||222|
|Missing by stella_vigo||1,515|
|Time Flies by stella_vigo||958|
|Letters to the Ones I’ve Loved by Norwood515||1,459|
|Woman’s Resolve to Stay Single by Faithienss||83,979|