Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Humbley Begya

My friend Humbley Begya wanted me to ask those of you who have web sites and blogs if you'd be willing to help me publicize the Moon Topples Great Big Awesome (Short) Fiction Contest, which starts in less than 36 hours. I told Humbley that I wasn't sure how you'd react. He suggested I beg you, in a fashion both unobtrusive and polite.

So, even if you're not planning an entry, I'd be ever so grateful if you could help me spread the word by informing your readers, friends or coworkers and urging them to enter.

As a reminder, the contest is live starting at the stroke of February in Chicago (6 am in London). Most of the rules are here. You can tell them about the prizes, or the thrill of entering contests, or how my contests are well known as a launching pad to the world of legitimate publishing (this last one is untrue). Or you can tell them whatever you like.

Thanks in advance for your help with this.

UPDATE: Obviously it is not necessary to have a website or a blog in order to help spread the word. It's just hard to format a link for verbal communication.

14 comments:

~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

I was thinking of waiting until the topic was announced...

The Moon Topples said...

SilverN: That's understandable. Just thought I'd ask for help before things kick off, so my plea doesn't get buried in the topic announcement.

Shameless said...

i will add to my sidebar, moon. :)

Lin said...

I have already stirred up what very few avid reader or writing friends I have (Luddite misanthropes don't seem to rack up a lot of contacts however). I really applaud your altruistic effort on this.
Lin

The Moon Topples said...

Shameless: Thanks, and I sure hope you'll think about preparing an entry as well, whle I'm asking you for things...

Lin: Well, maybe we'll have the best Luddite misanthrope percentage ever! And thanks for your nice comment.

Minx said...

Will do it as soon as you announce.

He Who Does Not Subscribe said...

Okay, I would spread the word, if only I had some friends.

Hmmm, I have a friend who enjoys writing, is writing a novel, I think. He only works freelance around here, but I am of the hope I can catch up with him today. I will talk to him.

The Moon Topples said...

Minx: Cool. Thanks.

HWDNS: Everybody knows that freelancers cannot write. I assume this is some sort of joke.

nmj said...

Consider yourself advertised, Mr Moon.

liz fenwick said...

it's done :-)

strugglingwriter said...

You've been linked. Looking forward to the contest.

The Moon Topples said...

NMJ, Liz, and Struggly:

Thanks ever so much. I'm getting very excited...

Ms Melancholy said...

It's a deal - and I like your friend.

The Moon Topples said...

His cousin Thankya says I should show gratitude.