Sunday, 9 September 2012

Weekly Drudgery and A Contest

Well, Brighton's down with a bit of fever and his hectic shooting schedule. Or its his way of claiming a sick leave. I'm sure Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg have done the same, so our boy is following good footsteps.

Ok, so a lot of contests are going around and I mentioned a few last week. But now we have a contest to host of our own!

Yes, Pineapple Lightning is hosting its first contest and hopefully the first of many. What are we calling it? The Foreverafter Pitch  Contest!

Just to clarify, we are not claiming any copyright over the above poster, though we honestly claim to have manufactured it ourselves (or atleast a part of it anyway).

So, what is this madness you ask?

Why it is a 20 word Pitch Contest! Send us your twenty word pitch for your manuscript and if you make the top ten finalists you will be judged by the crazily awesome Erin Lale- the acquisitions editor of Eternal Press!

And wait, that's not all! You get to win a copy of Hereafter by the cracking, smashing and altogether lovely Terri Bruce. Here's a gorgeous cover picture for your thoughts.

Who doesn't want a copy of that?

So how do we enter, you ask? Very simple. The contest opens on September 11, 2012 at 12 a.m. EDT and stays open till 11:59 p.m. EDT the same day, which means you have a full day to get your entries in.

Mail us your entries at (Yes, we know, some jerk took pineapplelightning before we did.) Please make sure you enter within the times specified. All entries before or after the times mentioned will be sadly deleted.

The format for your entry is simple. Put "Foreverafter: Your Manuscript Title" as the subject line.
In the body, put your name, MS title, Genre and wordcount followed by your 20 words. (20 words as per MS-word counter). All genres are welcome!

Name: Utsav Mukherjee
Genre: YA Sci-Fi
Word Count: 70,000

Jimmy Ranfaz is heralded as the saviour of Ulfitron. But there is one problem: he’s the villain reincarnated.

The entries received will be judged first up by Terri (and depending on the number of entries, we might hire some other expert help). The top 10 will be picked and posted on the blog on September 12 or 13 (again depending on the number of entries we receive), whereafter Erin will go over the finalist and pick her winner(s) [yes, there may be more than one], which will be announced on September 14.

So, what are you guys waiting for? Prep those pitches and get ready to rock now and Foreverafter.

Disclaimer: Stories of ogres and donkeys will not be given any specific preference. The depiction of the creatures in the poster is happenstance and purely coincidental.


  1. Glad I read that disclaimer. I was this close to inserting a scene with a dread donkey-ogre nemesis, and what it could have possibly had to do with my novel's original premise is anyone's guess.

    Count me in this for this!

    1. Awesome! you can put in the donkey-ogre scene anywhere. They always work.

  2. If only I had a ready MS :( This sounds awesome though!