Inspired by the Emerging Writers Network—who dubbed May as Short Story Month again this year–and the Poetry Book Giveaway for National Poetry Month, Fiction Writers Review is excited to propose a community effort by lit bloggers to raise attention for short story collections: Short Story Month 2010: The Collection Giveaway Project. Warm thanks to Erika Dreifus (The Practicing Writer), who suggested FWR as a home for this project, and who will be joining the cause.
To participate in Short Story Month 2010: The Giveaway Project:
- (1) This month, post an entry on your blog recommending a recently published short story collection (or two, or three).
The post can be long or short, a review or merely a rave. The one requirement is that you, the blogger, have read and loved the book(s) in question.
- (2) Offer a copy of the book (or each book) as a giveaway to one lucky person who comments on your blog.
You can choose the winner through a drawing, or by the wittiness of his/her remarks, or by whatever criteria you choose. For FWR’s posts (we’ll have three giveaways), we’re asking readers to tell us about (or at least the name of) a collection they love or one they’re looking forward to reading. Comments that don’t mention a specific collection will not be eligible for the drawing.
- (3) Announce the winner(s) on May 31, 2010, and arrange to send out copies of any books you are giving away.
[NOTE for blogger-authors: You can absolutely give away a copy of your own collection–but in an effort to keep this as much about community as publicity, please also offer to give away a second book that isn’t one of yours.]
If you’re participating, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know. We’ll add you to the list of participating blogs/sites and link to you from this frequently updated page on our site.
So far, participating bloggers include:
– Fiction Writers Review: Anne Stameshkin / Giveaway: If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This by Robin Black.
– Practicing Writing: Erika Dreifus / Giveaways: Who I Was Supposed to Be by Susan Perabo and The Pale of Settlement by Margot Singer
– Fiction Writers Review: Celeste Ng / Giveaway: Southern Cross by Skip Horack
– Fiction Writers Review: Lee Thomas / Giveaway: Short People by Joshua Furst
– Replacement Blog: The Replacement Press / Giveaway: If You Lived Here, You’d Already Be Home by John Jodizo
– Fiction Writers Review: Jeremiah Chamberlin / Giveaway: What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us
–Before There Were Children: Lucy Blue / Giveaway: Going Away Shoes by Jill McCorkle