Mini-Contest: Waiting on You (To Try For a Pre-Fabricated Cover From Author Creations)

The Friends of the Merril Short Story Contest, working in partnership with one of our donor sponsors, Author Creations, is running a mini-contest from Sunday, Nov. 27th through Sunday, Dec. 4th.

We’re giving away a pre-fabricated book cover, designed by Staci Perkins (owner of Author Creations). Once a winner has been declared, Staci will alter the cover to reflect the winner’s name/pen name and their preferred title for the cover. The cover available to be won is depicted below:

Staci sells a cover only once, so the winner, and the winner alone, will be using that image for their book cover. This particular image says to us “Urban Fantasy/Noir Mystery/Thriller/Paranormal Romance”, but the winner will get to use it any way they want.

The rules of this mini-contest are outlined below:

The Mini-Contest Rules

You can enter the contest by

  • sending an e-mail to with the Subject line “Mini-Contest Entry”. Please provide your name in the body of the e-mail – and if you’re entering on behalf of someone else please mention that, as well as the intended recipient’s name, in your e-mail as well.
  • leaving a Comment below telling us you want to enter (you’ll have to provide an e-mail address we can contact you at should you win)
  • letting us know on the Contest Twitter account (@fomcontest) that you want to enter the mini-contest (you can also send us a Direct Message with your contact e-mail so we can reach you should you win)

There is no cost, or other requirement save those stated above, for entry.

Once the week long entry period for the mini-contest concludes we’ll put the names of all the entrants in a hat (no, really), and select the winner at random.

Once a winner has been selected the Friends of the Merril Short Story Contest will announce their name here on the website. We will then get in touch with the winner via e-mail as well as provide the winner’s contact information to Staci so she can get in touch with you.

As of now, this mini-contest is officially open. Good luck to everyone who enters.

Please note that this mini-contest in no way supersedes, affects, or effects the Friends of the Merril Short Story Contest, or entries submitted to same. As always, if you have questions please address them to Michael Matheson at


Posted on November 27, 2011, in Announcements, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Thank you so much
    This is a dream come true.
    Hopefully it might lead onto greater things. I shall still enter the big competition.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: