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$500 Thin Threads Non-Fiction Contest

19 April 2010
$500 Thin Threads Non-Fiction Contest
Duration: Now through May 2, 2010

Description:No purchase is necessary to win. Purchase of Kiwi products will not increase your chances to win the contest. However, to be considered for the contest, a story must be submitted to Kiwi Publishing. You may enter multiple stories.

How to submit: Stories must be submitted through Kiwi Publishing web site (www.kiwipublishing.com), or through the official site of Thin Thread® (www.thinthreads.com). Only stories submitted through these web sites will be considered. Complete submission instructions are available on-line. Once you submit your story on line, you will be receiving an email notification that your story was successfully submitted. The story should be approximately 800 to 1300 words. If you have any questions or encounter technical difficulties, please contact us.

Eligibility: The Thin Threads® Writing Contest is open to all ages and welcomes story submission from all writers, including non-US citizens writing in English. Both unpublished and published writers are welcome to submit manuscripts. Writers may submit multiple entries. No past or present paid employee, or contractors of Kiwi Publishing, will be eligible for the prizes. All contest submissions will be considered for regular inclusion in the contest.

Selection of winner and notifications: All submitted stories will be reviewed by Kiwi Publishing's editorial board, which will select 150 stories as finalists. Finalist will be selected by the following criteria: 1) Story must be real. 2) Story must capture the essence of a thin thread moment. 3) Story must evoke emotion by the reader. 4) The quality the story was written. Finalists will be notified via email and will be requested to sign and submit a "Submission Release Form." Failure to sign and submit the "form" will result in a withdrawn of the story from the contest. Notification of the finalists will be sent via email only by Sunday May 30th, 2010. The list of finalists will also be available on the company's web sites. A condensed editorial board will review the finalist's stories based on the above criteria and will select the winner as well as the stories for publications.
The winner will be selected and announced by June 27th 2010


* First Prize - $500 to author, $500 to his/her selected charity
* Second Prize – One American Airline ticket anywhere in the US (certain restrictions apply)
* Third Prize - $100 American Express Gift Certificate

Prize winners may not assign, or transfer all or any portion of the winning prize to another entity or person.The winner should contact kiwi publishing, if he/she is unable to utilize the winning prize in its entirety.

(More information HERE.)
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