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The 2012 Meager Puddle of Limelight Award for Best Book Title

Everyone knows a great title is an excellent way to pull someone into a story, but now it can bring you fame and fortune too!

Okay, maybe not fame, and to be honest, not fortune either, but it can win you a Meager Puddle of Limelight Award and a free copy of my book, Fur-Face, as well as a couple of I are a writer! pens.

How can I enter?
If you'd like to take part, you can submit up to three book titles. They can be from finished novels or WiPs, but please note: they must be your own work. Put your entries in a comment below or send them to me within a separate message (or email: jon@acatofninetales.com) under the heading: 2012 PUDDLE FOR BEST BOOK TITLE. I'll screen all comments when the contest submission period closes. Be sure to check your spelling because your entry will be cut & pasted into the poll.

What do I win?
Aside from a signed copy of Fur-Face and the I are a writer! pens, winners get to bask in the meager puddle of limelight which my journal can provide. I'll post an interview with the top three finalists here on An Englishman in New Jersey. In addition, the overall winner gets the opportunity to do a guest blog here if he/she wishes.


I don’t have a Live Journal account. Can I enter?
Sure, but you’ll need an LJ account to vote for anything. And don't forget to give your name and website/email address if you enter by anonymous comment so I can contact you if needed.

Do you plan to enter your own stuff, Jon?

No. I've excluded myself from the competition.

How will the winner be selected?

As with last year's contest,
entries will be voted on by your 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 2012 Meager Puddle of Limelight Awards for Best Book Title, please submit your entries by noon (US/Eastern time), on Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 6pm (US/Eastern time), on Tuesday, September 4th*


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.

*ETA: ENTRY DOORS ARE NOW CLOSED. I'VE SCREENED ALL COMMENTS UNTIL AFTER THE FINAL ROUND.

Links to the other Heats and the final:
Heat one
Heat two
Heat three
Heat four
Heat five
Heat six

Final Round



Voting in Heats 1 through 5 will close on Sunday, September 30th 2012 at 6:00pm (US/Eastern). Heat six will take place soon after.

Good luck to all who take part! Vene, vidi, puddli!


Good luck to all who take part, or as previous entrants like to say:

Vene, vidi, puddli!



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snapes_angel
Aug. 22nd, 2012 03:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks for reminding me. I had to pull my current Swain's World book, Kinship, up so I''d remember to get a bit more done. Ended up creating a character database last night and started in on that. Probably because I only jsut now remembered where my character sheets probably are (flash drive, duh - got tired of losing some WIP when I had computer crashes, etcetera, so thought I'd start investing in them) Considering my current system appears to have grown a bit sluggish, I felt it was a good, preemptive move.

Yea, that's pretty much my working title, in bold, right there.
jongibbs
Aug. 22nd, 2012 04:38 pm (UTC)
Good luck, Elizabeth :)
(no subject) - snapes_angel - Aug. 22nd, 2012 04:41 pm (UTC) - Expand
queenbeetf
Aug. 22nd, 2012 03:26 pm (UTC)
Yay! I already have a copy and pens, but I want to play anyway! :D

1) Tears of a Clown

2) Embers to Ashes: A destined journey

3) Heavyweight


Good luck to all! I can't wait to see other entries.
jongibbs
Aug. 22nd, 2012 04:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks for taking part, MaryBeth :)
celestialgldfsh
Aug. 22nd, 2012 03:27 pm (UTC)
Clockwork Dagger
jongibbs
Aug. 22nd, 2012 04:53 pm (UTC)
Good one :)
darkspires
Aug. 22nd, 2012 03:32 pm (UTC)
Shadow Over Avalon
Grayling Deeps
Chalice of the Shadows
jongibbs
Aug. 22nd, 2012 04:54 pm (UTC)
I especially like 'Grayling Deeps' :)
msstacy13
Aug. 22nd, 2012 03:38 pm (UTC)
Hmmm...
I can't remember my also-rans from last year,
but none of them won, so I guess I can enter them again.
Maybe I should read the rules more carefully...
  1. A Better Moment That Didn't Come
  2. This Flag We Tore From Nothing
  3. Twelve Angry Women
jongibbs
Aug. 22nd, 2012 04:54 pm (UTC)
Best of luck, Stacy :)
vaughan_stanger
Aug. 22nd, 2012 03:45 pm (UTC)
A quick rule-check, Jon: Is it a case of novels only, or are titles from story collections permitted? (Original titles, i.e. not taken from one of the collected stories.)
jongibbs
Aug. 22nd, 2012 04:55 pm (UTC)
If it's the title of a book, even if it's also a short story title, that's fine :)
(no subject) - vaughan_stanger - Aug. 22nd, 2012 05:04 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - jongibbs - Sep. 2nd, 2012 11:58 pm (UTC) - Expand
queenoftheskies
Aug. 22nd, 2012 03:55 pm (UTC)
1. And the Stars Shall Lead Me Home
2. Shades of Distant Past
3. The Song the Soul Sings
jongibbs
Aug. 22nd, 2012 04:55 pm (UTC)
Good luck, Janice :)
slweippert
Aug. 22nd, 2012 04:40 pm (UTC)
What the heck, I'll toss these in the ring
The Balance is All
June n Peaches
Not So Sweet Secrets
jongibbs
Aug. 22nd, 2012 04:56 pm (UTC)
Re: What the heck, I'll toss these in the ring
Hi Stephanie,

Is that second one exactly how you want it entered?

Edited at 2012-08-22 04:56 pm (UTC)
silverton
Aug. 22nd, 2012 08:25 pm (UTC)
This could be fun. My WIP is titled Key to Immortality. The sad thing is, everyone's going to think it's about vampires...
jongibbs
Aug. 24th, 2012 07:34 am (UTC)
Good luck, Stephanie :)
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jongibbs
Aug. 24th, 2012 07:34 am (UTC)
Re: Title
Lol, nice one, Irene :)
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jongibbs
Aug. 24th, 2012 07:35 am (UTC)
I find it especially difficult after I've written the thing, which is why I usually start with the title and go from there :)
bogwitch64
Aug. 22nd, 2012 11:54 pm (UTC)
Well, why not: The Shadows One Walks
jongibbs
Aug. 24th, 2012 07:36 am (UTC)
Thanks for taking part, Terri :)
bodgei
Aug. 23rd, 2012 01:22 am (UTC)
all three are WIPS

gaudete: alergic to Christmas
Hyena Called my Name
Selkie Sheets
jongibbs
Aug. 24th, 2012 07:36 am (UTC)
Good luck, Elizabeth :)
(no subject) - bodgei - Aug. 24th, 2012 10:48 am (UTC) - Expand
katywriter
Aug. 23rd, 2012 12:53 pm (UTC)
1. Catching You-my novel that is being published in November
2.The Betrayal-the prequel to Catching You(currently being written)
3. I Do...Maybe- A WIP I keep on toying with writing.

Edited at 2012-08-23 12:53 pm (UTC)
jongibbs
Aug. 24th, 2012 07:39 am (UTC)
Thanks, Kate. I especially like that third one :)
authorwithin
Aug. 23rd, 2012 04:55 pm (UTC)
Best Friends and Other Aliens

Dark Witch Rising

And if Picture Book entries are acceptable:

Who Invites a Pig to Dinner?
jongibbs
Aug. 24th, 2012 07:44 am (UTC)
Hi Joan, Picture books titles, poetry collection title, non-fiction title are all welcome.

Good luck :)
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