for writers and readers….

A free writing competition with a BIG difference – they want you to show off your marketing skills as well

market stallNeil Raphel, acquisitions editor of Brigantine Media, says: “… publishing success or failure depends on our authors’ commitment to marketing.”
Brigantine Media, based in Vermont,  started life 30 something years ago promoting business books, but they now see themselves as a publishing house involved in fiction and education as well as business related projects

To spread the word about what they do, Brigantine is hosting Publish or Perish, a writing contest to reward an author who’s created not only a great book, but a plan for selling their great book.

Like what exactly?
The examples they gives include creating Second Life avatars for your main characters or hosting Twitter chats and offering writing advice.

The prize is  a publishing contract with Brigantine and a $2,000 advance.

Any writer can apply – they are looking for all genres, not limited to the ones that they currently focus on.

While there will be only one winner, they hope through the competition they will find outer authors and books they could publish…

Closing dates is August 15, 2015 and the winner will be announced the following month.

To find out more about Brigantine Media click here and for all the details of Publish or Perish competition click here

photo credit: Melon vendor. Samarkand (LOC) via photopin (license)

3 comments on “A free writing competition with a BIG difference – they want you to show off your marketing skills as well

  1. The Story Reading Ape
    May 22, 2015

    Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    Authors – Here’s a CHALLENGE for YOU 😀

  2. Thanks for highlighting Bridget and I am sure that there must be authors out there who would be very interested..

    • bridget whelan
      May 26, 2015

      It offers an interesting insight into how important self-promotion is for writers even if they are backed by a mainstream publisher

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