Pin the Tale on the Editor Contest

Feral Cat Publishers announces a contest; a puzzle, a conundrum, for a participant to correctly determine which Balance Off Plumb stories were chosen by which editor. We’re calling it the “Pin the Tale on the Editor” contest.

There are three editors associated with the BoP end-stage; Kathy Finfrock, Sarah Kalin, and Dan Kalin. Separately we read and rated story submissions. Then we gathered to hold a “story draft”. Our process was to take turns selecting stories until we had the appropriate word count. Which stories in the book, written by someone other than the editor, were picked by which editor? There are 22 such stories by 21 authors.

Prize: $100 in an Amazon gift card or paid directly via Paypal. Paid to the person who gets closest to the correct lineup. In the event of a tie, the award will be shared. We will announce the scores afterwards along with the winning contestant(s).

Rules:  One entry per household, the first entry will be the one which counts, no multiple entries. Purchase of a Balance Off Plumb book is not required for participation. Contributing authors appearing in BoP are not eligible for the Prize, but may play for fun. Contest is open for submissions until 2/14/2019.

Entry: Complete the entry form here.

Useful Facts: The order of choice for each round was Kathy, Sarah, Dan. Each of the editors chose their own story for the first round. Dan chose his own stories as his first two picks (to paraphrase Mel Brooks, “.. it’s good to be the publisher!”). Twenty seven stories were originally chosen, one author fell out during contract negotiations. Some of the stories will be posted online between now and the final day. If you want to use a spreadsheet to track the choices, click here for download.

Smashwords Coupon: The book is available from a number of sources, however we have created a discount coupon code for use at Smashwords. Enter the code LM48C after adding the book to your shopping cart for a 70% discount, good for redemption through 1/29/2019.

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