Thursday, May 12, 2011

Sarah's Contest and a Memory Eater Call for Submission

Yesterday's blog tour stop was over at Jen's and I'm talking about my love of fantasy. Today I'm talking about why I love to write romances at Liz's. Please be sure to check them out and leave comments!

Sarah Allen is having a contest on her blog! Details lifted from her blog:

This blog is getting very close to having 500 followers. Also I'm moving, in case you haven't heard, so I figure its a great time to celebrate and have this blogs first contest. It's very simple, and the point is to celebrate and thank all you wonderful people who've been with me here and supported me. This blog would be pointless without you.

Here are the rules. There are only three.
1-Be a follower of this blog.
2-Post a link to this blog in your blog.
3-Leave a comment here, linking me to that post.

Thats all. Then I will pick a random winner from the comments, check to make sure the link is legit, and that person will win a $15 Amazon gift card direct to their email. But there's a bonus. The deadline for this is midnight on May 23rd, which is my first day at my new job. If by that point we have reached 500 followers, the prize will be raised to $20. Make sense? I figure its a simple contest, and any credit towards Amazon is great, right? Plus I could use the support and the chance to give back something to you all. You're awesome, really. You're why I do what I do.

So if you aren't already following Sarah, you should be!

And a really interesting call for submissions:

Call for "The Memory Eater" Anthology Submissions

“Have a cheating ex you can’t stop thinking about?  How about a past failure which now defines you?  Do you wish you could forget about the time you walked in on your parents making your brother or sister?

“Yes?  Well then today’s your lucky day.  Introducing the brand new Memory Eater—an orb-like device that fits neatly around your head like a diver’s helmet with the ability to locate and destroy any memory in the human mind.

“Victims of rape no longer need to fear dating.  Drunk drivers don’t have to regret getting back on the road.  And for those who have lost loved ones, you no longer need to mourn.

“Today is a new day.  Today is your day.  Start it off by deleting the past so you can save your future.”

And so reads the advertisement for the Memory Eater.  Performed by licensed technicians, the process is fairly simple.  Go to a Memory Eater store and let a licensed technician enter your mind for five minutes.  After a simple search and destroy command, followed by a mind defragmentation, the selected memory will be gone from the customer’s memory forever.

But be warned, for sometimes memories are strung together.  Like an ex-husband and children.  Or drugs and a $50,000 college education.  And if a licensed technician makes a mistake (only 3% error rate), you may forget how to walk, or how to talk, or how to go to the bathroom.

There have also been reports of “subject tampering”.  For instance, a man went in to have his nagging wife deleted, but it turns out his wife paid the technician more money to wipe video games, beer and sports from his mind.  Now the man apparently watches The Notebook every night while eating bonbons with his wife.

But such is the case with any new technology.  There are always pros and cons, glitches and total catastrophes.

Anthology Information:

·    Submissions will be open from March 15, 2011 to June 15, 2011.  They will close on June 15, 2011 at midnight.
·    Writers will split an equal amount of the profits.


Sarah Allen said...

Fantastic! Thank you so much for your kind words and support. Absolutely GORGEOUS new blog design, too. Love it!

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

Cherie Reich said...

Cool contest.

And, I love the idea of the Memory Eater anthology. I have a story in mind, but now I just need to find the time to write it.

katsrus said...

Blogger was not working on Thurs. Glad I can comment now. Went on both

Talli Roland said...

Thanks for the heads-up, Nicole!