FOR READERS & WRITERS Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Scott: Readers, what do you like to see given away as a contest prize with a blog tour, new release, etc? Writers, do you find these effective at generating excitement and building your newsletter list? Writers: This is a reader/writer chat – you are welcome to share your own book/link, as long as it fits the chat, but please do so as part of a discussion about the topic. Chat on FacebookChat on MeWe
FOR READERS Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Aidee Ladnier: If a book wins a contest are you more likely to pick it up or give it a chance? Writers: This is a reader chat – you are welcome to join it, but please do not reference your own works directly. Thanks! Join the chat: FB: http://bit.ly/1MvPABVMeWe: http://bit.ly/2mjg8lf
In light of today’s release of “Renewal,” we thought we’d make today’s discussion all about contests. :) Writers: what other speculative fiction contests have you entered? Any particularly fun or crazy ones? Readers: Does it matter to you if a book is a contest winner? Are there any you particularly love?
It’s here! It’s here! Our second annual flash fiction anthology releases today! A 300-word story should be easy, right? Many of our entrants say it’s the hardest thing they’ve ever written. Queer Sci Fi’s Annual Flash Fiction Contest challenges authors to write a complete LGBTQ speculative fiction micro-story on a specific theme. “Flight” leaves much for the authors to interpret—winged creatures, flight and space vehicles, or fleeing from dire circumstances. Some astonishing stories were submitted—from horrific, bloodcurdling pieces to sweet, contemplative ones—and all LGBTQ speculative fiction. The stories in this anthology include AI’s and angels, winged lions and … Read more
It’s time for another theme week at Queer Sci Fi. This time around, we’re talking promo. :) Here are our topics for the week: Promotions Week: Where to Get Started – making a schedule Promotions Week: What to include – Guest Post vs. Announcement vs. Cover Reveal Promotions Week: Keywords and Categories Promotions Week: Social Media and Reviews Promotions Week: Real World Promo Options Promotions Week: Contests and Giveaways Day Six: Contests and Giveaways Welcome to the last day of the Queer Sci Fi Promotions Week! I think it’s gon really well – we’ll do this again next year. Today … Read more