Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Write Club Featuring DL Hammond and Note

Note: Today my upcoming novella Sacrifice HER is featured over at Crystal Collier's blog. Click here to have a look see. Thanks Crystal!

Hi readers I'm glad to have DL Hammond over today to discuss Write Club and I hope both participants and those interested in doing so after reading this post remember that this is the last week for submissions. Take it away DL!

First off, I’d like to thank Sheena-Kay for the opportunity to talk to you today about something near and dear to my heart…WRiTE CLUB. My modest writing contest has proven so popular that the DFW Writers Conference is now considering incorporating it into their agenda for 2015. 

For the newbies out there, let me explain what WRiTE CLUB is? It’s a modest writing competition whose inspiration was derived from the movie FIGHT CLUB. There are numerous versions of this concept around the internet, but nothing like we do it. Its essence embodies simple, good-natured competition, with lots and lots of fun sprinkled on top. 

Over the course of eight weeks I hold twice-weekly bouts in which the winners advance to the play-offs, which will ultimately lead to a single champion. Bouts between who…or what…you ask? Anonymous 500 word writing samples, submitted under a pen name by anyone who wishes to take part, that’s who. The writing can be any genre, any style (even poetry) with the word count being the only restriction. It’s a way to get your writing in front of a lot of readers, without having to suffer the agony of exposure. 

And the winners are determined by WRiTE CLUB readers!

To find out how to become part of the fun just head on over to DLHammons.com and click on theWRiTE CLUB tab. 

Submissions are open until May 31st. After that date a panel of a dozen judges will read all of the entries we received and pre-select 32 of the best writing samples to climb into the ring. Those 32 participants will then be randomly matched to compete over the next eight weeks, each of them hoping to make it into the play-off rounds and moving towards the ultimate goal – WRiTE CLUBChampion. No one (other than my wife)…not even the judges being used to pre-select the 32 contestants, will see the true identity of any sample. Unless you win, of course.

Again this year, the most exciting part is the winner of the final round will be chosen by a panel of publishing industry professionals! Judges include New York Times best-selling and multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning horror and thriller author Jonathan Maberry, Agents Katie Grim of Don Congdon Associates, Margaret Bail of the Andrea Hurst Agency, Sarah Negovetich of the Corvisiero Literary Agency, Brittany Booker of The Booker Albert Literary Agency. Also included isCandace Havens, Editorial Director of Entangled Publishing Covet line, Authors Les Edgerton andLydia Kang, and previous WRiTE CLUB winners Tiana Smith (2011), Mark Hough (2012) and Tex Thompson (2013).

Are you willing to WRiTE for what you want? Then crack those knuckles and get ready to flex that imagination. And whatever you do, tell your friends!

WRiTE CLUB – The contest where the audience gets clobbered!

16 comments:

  1. I'm excited to see it all go down! *purchases boxing gloves*

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  2. Woohoo, WRiTE Club is here! ;)

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  3. I think it will be bigger than ever this year, can't wait!

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  4. Write Club is an amazing event.

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  5. I still need to do the shout out for Write Club!

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  6. I've wanted to join Write Club for a while, but time... I've been reading along since the beginning and last years finalists were AMAZING. I just have to congratulate DL with his AMAZING creation.

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  7. Write Club sounds like so much fun! And congrats on your novella!

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  8. Hi, sounds like a great contest. I will have to check this out. Thanks for sharing. ;)

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  9. Write Club sounds awesome! I must be so out of it! Best of luck to you! And so excited about Sacrifice Her. :)

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  10. This sounds amazing! Thanks so much for sharing. Good luck to all those participating.

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  11. Looking forward to Write Club, but not participating---yet. Maybe next year. Now off to Crystal's to check out your book!

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  12. One, day I will do Write Club! I swear....

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  13. I've really enjoyed Write Club in the past, and look forward to reading the entries again this year!

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