June 01, 2013

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Best Storytellas in Town Contest - Music

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CONTEST OVERVIEW

In appreciation of Black Music Month, we want to recognize gifted storytellers who have an original story to tell about how music influences their life.

This contest is designed to recognize natural storytellers: those gifted with the ability to use words in a range of styles to project mood, tone, and voice for the given characters. If you are passionate about storytelling, we want to hear from you!

  • Accepting submissions beginning June 1, 2013.
  • Entries must be postmarked by June 30, 2013.
  • Your story MUST be between 5,000 and 10,000 words in length and written in English.
  • The first 10 storytellas to submit their story will receive a FREE CD from the Concord Music Group.
  • No purchase is necessary to enter.
  • Contest is open to U.S. residents in the 50 U.S. States and Puerto Rico.
  • Entrants must have a valid email and mailing address (No P.O. Boxes).
  • If you are under 18 years of age, please have your parent or legal guardian fill out and sign the consent section on the entry form.
  • Winners will be notified on July 20, 2013 by email and announced on OSAAT Entertainment’s website and social media channels, including but not limited to: OEBooks Blog, Facebook and Twitter.

PRIZES

1st Place:

  • Story will be published in OSAAT Entertainment’s collection of short stories
  • $100 American Express Gift Card
  • Beautiful, custom-designed Crystal Award

2nd Place:

  • Story will be published in OSAAT Entertainment’s collection of short stories
  • $25 Restaurant Gift Card
  • 3 CDs from the Concord Music Group

3rd Place:

  • Story will be published in OSAAT Entertainment’s collection of short stories
  • $15 iTunes Gift Card
  • 2 CDs from the Concord Music Group

GUIDELINES

  • We are looking to read either narrative fiction or personal accounts written about how music influences you.
  • Submissions must be original; never published before, in print or digital format. We strongly encourage that submissions not be read, critiqued, edited, or proofed by others prior to submission.
  • In the header section, please include your name, title of the story and date.
  • In the footer section, please include page numbers.
  • Print the story on 8 ½ x 11 paper using 12pt Times New Roman or Cambria font, single-spaced. Online submissions will not be accepted.
  • This contest is limited to one entry per person. In the case of multiple submissions, only the first submission will be acknowledged.

To officially enter the contest, please mail your story and entry form to:

OSAAT Entertainment
c/o Best Storytellas in Town Contest
P.O. Box 1057
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-7057

Once your submission has been received and meets all the guidelines, you will receive an email confirmation according to the contact information provided on your entry form. No submissions will be returned. Entrants can withdraw from the contest at any time by emailing info@osaatent.com.

All winners grant OSAAT Entertainment the right to publish their work, in any format (print and/or digital) without any compensation to the author, other than the prizes won in the contest. In addition, winners must provide a recent photo and agree to one online or phone interview. Winners also agree to give OSAAT Entertainment the right to use their photo(s) and interview(s) for promotional materials in relation to the Best Storytellas in Town Contest.

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