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Voting underway for literary competition

Nov 19, 2013

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 inkfingerz@lisco.com 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.


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