In response to feedback from the community, entrants will have the option of donating $5 or $10 to support the contest. Donations will be used to cover contest expenses, and any surplus proceeds will be donated to Books for Africa, an organization that collects, sorts, ships, and distributes books to students of all ages in Africa.
In addition, everyone who donates will be entered into a raffle to win a free blurb critique from one of the ShoreIndie editors. ($5 = 1 raffle entry. $10 = 2 raffle entries.) 10 winners will be drawn and announced after the Author-Editor pair announcements on Sunday, June 11th.
We are so excited to add this to our prizes!
- 10 authors receive 7 weeks of working with a professional editor—check!
- A Grand Prize Winner receives a prize package with an estimated value of $3,485 USD—check!
- A Runner Up receives a prize package with an estimated value of $1,812 USD—check!
- Dozens of giveaways during the editing and judging rounds—check!
- Discounts for the whole writing community—check!
- And now: 10 entrants who donate receive a blurb critique—check!