August 23, 2019, 03:22:12 PM

Author Topic: SPFBO 2019 Open Now!  (Read 581 times)

Offline NedMarcus

SPFBO 2019 Open Now!
« on: June 15, 2019, 01:51:51 PM »
For anyone with a first in a series fantasy novel or a standalone fantasy novel, you can enter it in the Self-Publishing Fantasy Blog Off NOW! 111 novels have been entered (as I write this) and when it gets to 300 it's closed for new entries.

It's run by Mark Lawrence and is a great chance for publicity for your novel.

http://mark---lawrence.blogspot.com/2019/06/spfbo-5-phase-1.html

I don't know if there's another post for this, but I can't see one, so I'll post this. I'm not entering this year. I entered last, and might enter next year, if it's still running.

Good luck!

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Re: SPFBO 2019 Open Now!
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2019, 03:34:47 PM »
Looking at the list as it stands on Mark's blog I think I only recognise Daniel Olesen - I'm pretty sure he's on the forum, but I'm not sure his name here...
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Re: SPFBO 2019 Open Now!
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2019, 06:31:40 AM »
Skip is in with A Child of Great Promise.

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Re: SPFBO 2019 Open Now!
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2019, 02:44:21 PM »
The Fantasy-Faction review team has kicked off the process:

http://fantasy-faction.com/2019/5th-annual-self-published-fantasy-blog-off-an-introduction

I don't think forum people are in their bunch.

It seems to be basically just facebook people, I wish that they had asked in the forum if anyone wanted to be a judge... @G_R_Matthews, maybe next year?
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Re: SPFBO 2019 Open Now!
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2019, 08:05:13 AM »
FF group has chosen their 3 favourite covers:

http://fantasy-faction.com/2019/spfbo-5-cover-contest

Although I really like 2 of their choices (and I think that's a first!), I'm afraid I fall into the group of "All but one of the judges was in awe of this cover’s transcendent artwork, and that judge is a soulless swine who doesn’t deserve to have nice things, so we don’t pay him any attention." - that cover is boring and has got a bird. Who wants to read stories about birds? ??? ;)

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Re: SPFBO 2019 Open Now!
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2019, 08:18:18 AM »
Who wants to read stories about birds? ??? ;)
I like stories with birds in them :)