Friday, December 05, 2008

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Like American Idol for Short Story Writers

Truckee, CA Dec. 8, 2008 -- A new design for short story contests has launched online at, the contest that guarantees publicity to every writer. Vote4MyStory works for writers like American Idol works for talent. Judges are the public at large, and unknowns get opportunity for discovery on a global scale.
Vote4MyStory takes shorts and makes e-books, an e-friendly alternative to printed books. Categories are fun and fresh, not the generic ones of old contests like ‘fiction’ or ‘romance.’ 12 categories include; Tales from Traveling, Dumb Things I’ve Done, My Novel’s Great Beginning, Near Death Experiences, How I’d Like to Change the World, Great Pet Stories, Kid’s Do the Darndest Things, The Moment that Changed My Life Forever, Children’s Bedtime Stories, How I Met My True Love, Random Acts of Kindness, and Once Upon a Time.
E-books go live once filled with 33 entries per category. Judges are the public at large, as e-book purchasers vote for their favorites. Contrasting old contests where writers had to win to get read, Vote4MyStory guarantees every writer and their website exposure.
Odds of winning are amazingly high in each round at better than 1 out of 17. First round 33 entrants per category compete for $500 first place and $200 second. Next round $1000 for first and $400 for second. Third round is the best of the best, Super Grand Story Prize and winner take all $3000. All winners are also marketed as featured writers on the website for one month. Getting started is as easy as uploading a story and paying the $24.95 entry fee.
Vote4MyStory was created by Jana and Jason Matthews, writers who experienced the difficulty in getting published/marketed and knew there had to be a better way. Jason commented, “Not only will Vote4MyStory help writers get their stories read, but the thoughtful categories and Earth friendly e-books will help make the world a better place.” 10% of all profits go to charitable causes.
For more information visit


Jason Matthews, Vote4MyStory
PO Box 3267, Truckee, CA 96160

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