There’s a great competition going over at The Next Best Book Blog at the moment. Here’s the details for you from Lori’s blog:
“Michael Clifford and I are calling this the “Napkin Pitch” giveaway contest! Michael is looking for ideas for a future novel.
The rules are simple:
In 300 words or less, post a comment here submitting an original story idea! The two best submissions will be chosen (There are two copies of THE BOOK to be given away!). Be sure to include your email address, so Michael and I can contact you if you are the winners. Michael will send the winners a letter of gratitude/authenticity for their idea and the nature in which he will expand on it. He will ALSO acknowledge the person’s name and original story idea in the book once it is published!”
Comp ends 15th of May so get thinking and submitting – mind you, please don’t make them too good because I really want to win a copy of this book for myself 🙂
It begins,“Don’t read The Book.” All information is controlled by The Book, a digital reading device that exists in a paperless, dystopian future shockingly similar to our own. Among the many Book lovers, we find Holden, a simple sprinkler fitter content with his small life. Within his favorite story, he discovers an inconsistency between the digital version & a rare paper page, preserved as “recycled” wallpaper in his favorite Chicago bar, The Library. A quest for answers leads him to discover a secret library of books & the subtle, potent censorship of all written words. Alongside the like-minded readers of the Ex Libris, Holden dedicates himself to freeing the world from the grip of the Publishing House & overthrowing the Editors of The Book, saving the last printed words on earth. As the government’s capacity to outwit the minds of the public reveals itself, Holden is forced to accept that the only way to succeed may be to sacrifice the one thing they love more than life–books.