Eddie Cochran was wrong.
There is a cure for those Summertime blues!
THE 2011 MEAGER PUDDLE OF LIMELIGHT AWARD
FOR BEST BOOK TITLE
There's an ocean of talent here on the worldwide web. Much of it doesn't get the recognition it deserves. Here's your chance to bathe in the spotlight - or at least get your socks damp in the meager puddle of limelight I can provide here on my blog.
What's this about?
Everyone knows a great book title helps catch a potential reader's eye, but now it can bring you fame and fortune too!
Okay, maybe not 'fame' exactly (and to be honest, not fortune either), but it can win you a Meager Puddle of Limelight Award as well as an I are a writer! mug/Fur-Face CD combo.
How can I enter?
It's easy peasy. You can submit up to two book titles (previous winning entries excluded). They can be from a finished book or a work-in-progress, but please note: they must be your own work.
Put your entries in a comment below or send them to me within a separate email (firstname.lastname@example.org) under the heading: 2011 PUDDLE FOR BEST BOOK TITLE. After the contest submission period closes on Sunday, June 26th, I'll screen all comments until the winner's decided.
What do I win? well, aside from the mug and CD, winners get to bask in the meager puddle of limelight which my journal can provide. I'll post an interview with the top two finalists here on An Englishman in New Jersey. In addition, the winner gets the opportunity to do a guest blog too, if they want.
I don’t have a Live Journal account. Can I still enter?
Sure, but you’ll need an LJ account to vote for anything. And if you don't enter through an LJ account, be sure to leave your name and website/email address so I can contact you if needed.
Do you plan to enter your own stuff, Jon?
No. As you'll no doubt agree, with titles like Dracula vs the Daleks, Sherlock Holmes vs. the Velociraptors and the semi-autobiographical Life With My Old Gran – No Picnic and That’s A Fact, I’d be a shoe-in for the awards, but to avoid any question of foul play I’ve excluded myself from the ballot.
How will the winner be selected?
Entries will be voted on by your LJ peers in secret ballots. I'll explain the process in more detail later.
What’s the closing date for entries?
To be considered for the 2011 Meager Puddle of Limelight Awards for ‘Best Book Title’ please submit your entries by 3:00pm on Sunday, June 26th, 2011 (US/Eastern time).
JUNE 27 ETA: ALL ENTRIES SCREENED UNTIL THE WINNER IS C
BEST OF LUCK TO ALL WHO TAKE PART
Sure, the Puddles may not be as prestigious as a Hugo or the like, but any award voted for by your peers is one worth having. Besides, just like those shiny diamonds people like to sing about, bragging rights are forever.
Good luck to all who take part, or as previous contestants might say:
Vene, vidi, puddli!