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Offline CameronJohnston

SPFBO 2020
« on: May 11, 2020, 02:20:52 PM »
Hey folks, just a heads-up that submissions for SPFBO (Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off) 6 will open at 1pm GMT on the 23rd of May 2020. The contest itself will kick off on June 1st.  If you are planning on entering, good luck!

https://mark---lawrence.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-official-self-published-fantasy.html

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Re: SPFBO 2020
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2020, 07:25:00 PM »
Nice! I'm always eager to read SPFBO books :)

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Re: SPFBO 2020
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2020, 08:33:58 PM »
Didn't know they had a SPFBO group on Facebook. Will look into it.
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Re: SPFBO 2020
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2020, 01:09:54 PM »
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Re: SPFBO 2020
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2020, 02:41:18 PM »
Who are these reviewers? Are they ex-forum people who don't post anymore?
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Re: SPFBO 2020
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2020, 05:02:23 PM »
Nah, no one was ever in the forum...
Except for @G_R_Matthews , who's no longer a judge :) I bet he got tired of having to read so many books by force - I know that's what puts me off being part of something like this hehe (apart from the fact I can't really review)
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Re: SPFBO 2020
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2020, 05:05:21 PM »
Three are previous contestants, two are moderators on the Facebook Group. Self Published is much more popular on Facebook than it is here, because of numbers if nothing else.

I believe Julia Kitvaria Sarene was on the forum briefly, but none were regulars.
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Re: SPFBO 2020
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2020, 07:45:07 PM »
Is anyone from here participating?
I've looked at the list but of course I don't know the real names of many of FF members
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Re: SPFBO 2020
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2020, 05:04:02 AM »
Is anyone from here participating?

I don't recognise any of the names from here either.

Re: SPFBO 2020
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2020, 09:12:20 AM »
Is anyone from here participating?
I've looked at the list but of course I don't know the real names of many of FF members
I threw my hat in the ring with my debut urban fantasy. And I also got assigned to Fantasy Faction for judging. Yay?

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Re: SPFBO 2020
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2020, 09:31:17 AM »
Good luck!

We also hope that you enjoy being on the forum, although to be clear, as mentioned in the previous posts, the judges aren't really members and won't read the forum, so either that's a good thing for you (=you can be around without fears of influencing them) or bad (=you joined thinking you might know about them more here), hehe

Edit: oh sorry, I just noticed that you actually joined back in 2016, although you have hardly posted ;)
I'm not sure if you got the readers you needed, but normally people are more willing to do that for others/members they know, rather than strangers.

By the way, this is now the link to the SPFBO 2020 Phase 1 post:
https://mark---lawrence.blogspot.com/2020/05/spfbo-6-phase-1.html
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Re: SPFBO 2020
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2020, 03:50:22 PM »
Edit: oh sorry, I just noticed that you actually joined back in 2016, although you have hardly posted ;)

Lol, yeah, I just got too overwhelmed with the number of blogs, forums, groups, lists etc. It's hard to know where to 'sit', and not just spend all your time not writing :) Which is far too easy for me to do.  ;D

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Re: SPFBO 2020
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2020, 02:43:32 PM »
So what do you think of the covers?
http://fantasy-faction.com/2020/spfbo-cover-contest

I think the team chose well, and my favourite of the ones shown is really the one in 1st place.

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Re: SPFBO 2020
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2020, 02:48:27 PM »
Madness of Kallen catches my eye the most. Not a fan of the cgi-art style a lot of them have.
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Re: SPFBO 2020
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2020, 03:28:33 PM »
Yeah, madness of Kallen is the only one that really captures my eyes. The judges say the first one captures the essence of epic fantasy, I say it looks like artistically arranged dildos.

Oh, and T.A. Frost is Toby Frost, who sometimes posts here/contributes to the main site. In fact, I'm slightly surprised the rules allow an author to be stuck in the group of a site they contribute to.
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