Thursday, June 5, 2014

IndieReCon Contests

Note: I'm reblogging this from my own blog to spread the word.

Have you ever wished there was a convention specifically for indie writers? Apparently, there is one. It's called IndieReCon LIVE!, and it's taking place October 10--October 11 in Sandy, Utah. Even if you can't make it there in person, you can still participate in their contests. Click here for the rules and how to enter for the chance to earn a Howey. (After Hugh Howey, of course. They chose a great person to name their awards after, didn't they?) Most of the contests are free to enter, but some do require a small fee ($15 max) to enter.

I'm personally not sure yet if this is something I want to enter. The rules do allow books published in 2013 to be nominated, so I could enter Twinned Universes. Perhaps if the categories were broken down by genre instead of reader age group, I'd feel that this was a better fit for me. (To me, this con seemed skewed toward YA.) Still, some publicity might come out of it, and you can nominate other authors' works for some of the categories. The deadline for the Total Package contest is June 30th; for all the rest, it's July 31st. I still have time to mull this over.

Does this sound like something that would interest you? Why or why not? Please feel free to comment; it should be much easier to do so now.

P.S. There's still time to download the June issue of Indie Writers Monthly for free! 

Featuring not 1,
                        not 2,

                                 but THREE amazing stories
from our writers, as well as tips on coming up with titles, AND how hard it is to write a bad story AND the IWM interview of Andrew Leon, "June Bugs" is a deal and even MORE so given that it's FREE from Monday, June 2 through to Friday, June 6.



  1. I don't do conventions and Sandy, Utah is probably too far away anyway. I suppose I could enter a book or five, but I'm sure it'd have no impact so it's not worth the bother.

  2. I might enter the contest, but not if there's a fee. The only thing worse than not getting paid for writing is having to pay someone else to let me write.

  3. Well, I'll take a look at the stuff about it.

  4. I do like the idea of a convention of self-published authors

  5. It seems the contest is based on how many votes you can get for yourself. I don't really like that method for obvious reasons.