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May 9, 2012

Enter The LEZ VAMPS Writing Contest

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Former featured graphic artist, Mark Wheatley, is hosting a writing contest on his Facebook page. The contest is pretty wide open, allowing a lot of creative freedom. The details can be found below.

A CONTEST is WORTH (any number of) WORDS!

LEZ VAMPS by Mark Wheatley

This painting, called LEZ VAMPS, was created by Mark Wheatley for the wildly popular FLESH & BLOOD series of graphic novels by Robert Tinnell and Neil Vokes. But any number of stories could be written to explain this scene. With that in mind, we are having a contest. We want you to write something that will blow our minds. If your story is the winner – you will collaborate with Mark Wheatley on an illustrated eBook edition, much like his BRIDE OF THE FOREST story, available from his facebook FAN page.

WIDE OPEN CONTEST RULES

SUBMIT – Anyone who can write, can submit. You can submit stories, poems, songs, haiku, comics or even recipes – as long as you can relate it to Mark Wheatley’s painting. Let your imagination run wild. But please keep the stories in the English language.

JUDGING – Simply put – If we like it – it gets published. This is a very arbitrary selection process – just like the REAL PUBLISHING WORLD! Your work will be judged by a group of writers, editors and artists who all think they know more about writing than the average Joe. And we are still trying to talk Joe into being a judge!

REWARDS – Your most important, winning reward, if selected, is PUBLICATION as an illustrated eBook, designed and illustrated by Mark Wheatley. While the LEZ VAMPS painting will be used in this eBook, Mark will be adding additional art to the package. He might be inspired by your contribution! (But he doesn’t have to!)

Everyone who enters will get SOMETHING.

One GRAND PRIZE Winner (drawn at random from all the published submissions) WINS a SIGNED and REMARQUED giclée print of the contest painting.

THE FINE PRINT (as opposed to the ART print)

1) You must guarantee that the work is original and you are the author and you grant Mark Wheatley the right to publish it. The authors retain copyright on their work, but grant Mark Wheatley full permission to self-publish it and market it in eBook form on his websites and facebook page.
Mark Wheatley can only accept submissions by the authors themselves. By submitting you state that you are the author of the story and hold all the rights necessary for allowing Mark Wheatley to publish.

2) Understand that Mark Wheatley will be selling the eBook compilation on his facebook page and possibly through his websites for a reasonable price. But he won’t be sharing any money with the contributors. First, from past experience, there may not be much money involved. Second, the paperwork/headache just isn’t worth the effort, especially if there are many contributors.

3) If the work is picked up and published by a paying market, Mark Wheatley will split the money from that publishing use 50/50 on a prorated basis, where the art is 50% and all the written material is 50% and each contributing author’s portion of the work is figured by page count. With notice to Mark Wheatley (just so we know what is going on) authors can publish their contributions wherever they like, but if they wish to sell it to somewhere including Mark Wheatley’s illustrations, he has full approval and will recieve 50% of the sale.

4) We reserve the right to make minor edits on the story, such as spelling, grammar, etc.

5) All entries should be submitted, pasted into the body of an eMail – no attachments will be accepted.

6) eMail entries should be sent to insight@insightstudiosgroup.com with the subject heading WORTH 1000 WORDS – SUBMISSION.

7) Entries need to be in by June 1.

8 ) Don’t forget to include your name, link and info in the eMail, so we can give you full credit for your story. If you have a facebook fan page or web site that you want to publicize, please include that info. If you have a brief bio that supports your work as a writer – please include that as well.


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