Writing Contest for Geocachers!
New Frontier Books is sponsoring a writing contest JUST for geocachers! The book will be released at Geowoodstock XIII in May.
The book is titled: “Geocaching GPS: Great Personal Stories of Romance, Adventure, & Connection”
- Submissions accepted 3/9 – 4/10
- Open to any geocacher, Anywhere in the world
- Submissions must be in English
- No entry fee — Free to enter!
- Winners get a copy of the book!
- 1,000 words or less
- Non-fiction OR 1 page of poetry
You can find more details here.#WritingContest for #geocachers - share your best #geocaching story! Book launch #geowoodstockXIII Click To Tweet
March 11, 2015 @ 9:56 am
Seriously … an entry fee of $15.00? Winners receive a copy of the book … and if you are not a winner, spend another $15.00 or more to buy your own copy. What a deal!
This has to be the laziest way to write a book … getting people to pay you to write a book for you. Wondering how many caching blogs will be plagerized so someone can throw $15 away on their submission?
March 20, 2015 @ 3:48 pm
Actually, T4TH, if you had read the full details of the contest at http://www.newfrontierbooks.com/geocachingwritingcontest/ you would know why there is a fee. And also, plagiarism will not be tolerated. Since Geocaching is BY NATURE a game played on the honor system, I’m really not worried about it. I am working on some alternative funding so I can offer entry fee scholarships as well.
As for lazy… I’ll be sure to explain your thoughts to all the other writing contests out there in the world. This project will take 4-5 times the amount of time to JUST write a book.
I know you have a blog and share geocaching stories so I invite you to support the creative efforts and faith of your fellow geocachers and participate. It’s easy to fling stones when you have no skin in the game — so submit and see just how awesome I know the final product will be when geocachers come together to share stories of how this great game has changed lives!
K. Lee Banks
March 20, 2015 @ 7:49 pm
Well, I don’t know anything about geocaching, but I do know many writing contests charge an entry fee, and it’s usually a lot more than $15!
March 20, 2015 @ 8:16 pm
Oh, cool! Nice to know!