EPIC eBook Competition

EPIC™ is currently open for eBook entries for the 2011 eBook Awards Competition until August 15, 2010. The EPIC eBook competition is the oldest eBook competition still in existence, one that continues to grow every year! Entries are judged by volunteers who are published authors or industry professionals, most of whom are members of EPIC. If … Read more

Young Writers: Hurry to Enter New Voices

The deadline for New Voices, EPIC’s writing competition for teen writers is October 20, 2009. Students can enter poetry, short stories, and essays for cash prizes for winners and feedback for every entrant. You want to enter your best work, which means giving yourself plenty of time to edit.The deadline is only a couple of … Read more

New Voices: Contest for Young Writers Underway

The EPIC New Voices competition for young writers is well underway. Middle and high school students can win great prizes, but even entrants who don’t final win what may be the best prize of all: feedback from published writers, editors, teachers, and librarians. Students from anywhere in the world can enter poetry, short stories, and essays. … Read more

EPIC New Voices: Writing Contest for Teens

Many writers start writing early in life. When you read the bios of authors, you often learn that the writer has been writing “since she could hold a crayon” or “as long as I can remember.” EPIC, the Electronically Published Internet Connection—an organization for authors, publishers, and other professionals in the e-publishing industry—sponsors an annual … Read more

New Voices Deadline Nears

The deadline for EPIC New Voices, writing contest for junior high and high school students is this coming Friday, January 16. This is a wonderful opportunity for young writers to win great prizes and have their work published. Perhaps more importantly, it is a chance to get objective, encouraging feedback from professional writers, editors, and … Read more

Calling Middle School and High School Writers

EPIC’s annual New Voices contest is open for submissions until January 16, 2009. Middle and high school students in any school (public, private, or home) in the world are eliglble to enter as long as their entry is in English. Categories for Middle School and High School include Story (fictional short story). Poetry, and Essay … Read more

Volunteer to Help and Encourage Young Writers

The EPIC New Voices Writing Competition is a project dear to my heart. I, along with a few other EPIC members, started the contest in 2006, and I chaired the competition for the first two years. EPIC is gearing up to start accepting entries in this year’s competition, and the organization needs volunteer judges.  Teachers, librarians, … Read more

Deadline Nears for Writing Competition for Middle School and High School Students

Although I doubt many junior high and high school students read this blog, many of you are the parents of teens. Some of you may be teachers or friends, mentors, or relatives of aspiring young writers. Please pass on this reminder and give them a chance to win prizes, which include cash, e-book readers, and … Read more

E-Books, Part 3: Books from Electronic or Traditional Publishers

Although many people prefer to read print, I always look for e-books. My poor vision makes it difficult for me to read most print books, but I can adjust the font on e-books to make them easy for me to read. People who associate e-books with short, often free, how-to and marketing books may be … Read more