Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Voting has started in the Fresh Blood contest

Well, it's finally started. I and the other eight finalists in Dorchester Publishing's Fresh Blood Contest had our first chapters analyzed by the judges and now public voting has begun. My Missouri Civil War horror novel A Fine Likeness got off without too many slings and arrows. The chapters, judges' comments, and voting information are up on ChiZine's website.

You know, I wasn't nervous about this contest at all, even though a publishing contract is the grand prize. Perhaps organizing my trip to Ethiopia kept my mind off it, but now that voting has started I'm getting a wee bit obsessed.

You can vote by sending an email to freshblood (at) chizinepub (dot) com with the subject line "Fresh Blood Vote: A Fine Likeness by Sean McLachlan". You can insert a different title and author, of course. If you do, feel free not to tell me about it. :-P

You can also check out the book's fanpage here.

4 comments:

irishoma said...

Hi Sean,
Good luck with the contest. I will check out the site so I can vote.
Donna

Sean McLachlan said...

Thanks Donna! There aren't many horror novels set in Missouri! We need more of them, IMHO. :-)

I got another comment on this post, but it was a spammer wishing me luck and then advertising her business for writing college essays. Thanks for the good wishes, but let the students write their own essays and stop undermining the educational system!

irishoma said...

Hi Sean,
The other day I e-mailed a link to the contest to my critique group members. Today at critique a woman said she got on the site and voted for you.
Please let me know how the contest turns out.
Donna

Sean McLachlan said...

You rock!!! Oh yes, you'll be hearing more about this contest. You'll probably be thoroughly sick of hearing about it by the time it's all said and done.

One scary thing is that I won't have access to email during the next round of voting because I'll be in Ethiopia. I suppose I'll get to use Internet cafes every now and then, but being in a place of dreamt of visiting all my life I certainly won't want to waste my time on the Internet any more than I have to, even when I'm able!

Looking for more from Sean McLachlan? He also hangs out on the Civil War Horror blog, where he focuses on Civil War and Wild West history.

You can also find him on his Twitter feed and Facebook page.