Voting underway for literary competition
Local authors are competing to win a writing contest that will be decided by online voting.
The contest is the Inkfingerz Writing Competition, sponsored by KRUU and 1st World Publishing, both of Fairfield. A panel of judges has whittled down the competition to six finalists.
The six works and their authors are as follows:
• “Shiny Apalaris” by Rudy Wilson;
• “Untold” by Amy Spitzfaden;
• “City of Three Rivers” by Grace Carter;
• “Home Quest: Banished” by Tom Carlisle;
• “The Sprite,” a short story collection by John Michael Foster;
• “On Writing By an Old Novice,” poetry by Emily June Breffle.
The grand prize winner will receive a full publishing, distribution and marketing contract with 1st World Publishing under the imprint Inkfingerz. The first runner-up will receive a manuscript critique from the editors at 1st World Publishing.
The public can vote for their favorite piece of literature in two ways. One way is to “like” a contestant’s entry on the Inkfingerz Facebook page. Each entry has a link to an excerpt from the book, and a recording of the author reading their work.
The other way to vote is to email firstname.lastname@example.org indicating one’s preferred piece. Voting continues until 1:45 p.m. Dec. 6, at which time the winner will be announced on Writers’ Voices on KRUU.
Monica Hadley, producer and co-host of Writers’ Voices, said this is the first time her radio show has hosted a competition of this sort. She said she wanted to limit it to people with a Southeast Iowa connection so as not to be inundated with entries.
The contest entries can be read at www.writersvoices.com/writing-competition.