A Different Kind of Bookstore

Welcome to Home Grown Books, a unique bookstore created by authors. Home Grown Books is dedicated to showcasing self-published authors. We offer readers a rare opportunity to discover new talent and to read books not found in traditional bookstores. We also provide a venue for authors to get their self-published books into the hands of the public. All the authors and artists are from or have connections to the Ozarks and represent a wide variety of genres.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Contest! Contest! Contest!

Kinta Storyteller Blends History, Ghostly Tales: For Family Fun on Stormy Nights is the work of the late Jones Barnett. The editor, Harriett Barnett Ford, is his daughter. The story beginning on page 85 of the book is unfinished. Harriet is awarding two hundred dollars for the best story completing the unfinished tale. The books is available on amazon.com.

Contest Submission Guidelines:

1.    Standard manuscript form. Double-spaced. Times New Roman, 12 pt. Font.
2.    Word count must be under 3,000 and pages stapled.
3.    No content your Sunday school teacher wouldn’t read.
4.    Author’s name and page number on each page in the header. (This judge doesn’t know many people in the area yet, so I’m not prejudiced, and even if I were, I know a good story when I read it.)
5.    Email submissions to: harrietf@centurytel.net
6.    Send postal submission to: H.L. Ford, 184 Appaloosa Tr., Saddlebrooke, MO 65630
7.    All submissions must be received, or postmarked by February 5, 2012.
8.    Include a cover sheet with contact information: Name, phone number, email address, age, and a very brief three to four line bio. 

The contest is open to all writers of any age. The winner will be contacted March of 2012.

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