edit my story contest imageWant to make sure your short story is error-free before you publish it?

Looking for a way to give your fiction a professional edge?

Then Kobo’s Edit My Story contest is for you!

Enter this contest for a chance to win a professional copy edit of your short story (of 10,000 words or less) by Steph VanderMeulen. The copy edit will include an examination of syntax and word choice, tautness of text, flow, paragraph structure, grammar, spelling, punctuation, consistency, and accuracy. Steph will work to maintain your voice but ensure your writing is polished and effective.

To Enter

Fill out This Form, including a 2-3 sentence description of your short story.

There can be only one submission per author. Contest entrants must have at least one title published through Kobo Writing Life.

Entry Deadline: September 13, 2013

Steph VanderMeulen is a full-time freelance copy editor, proofreader, and writer. Since 2003, she has worked with many clients on academic non-fiction, PhDs, journal articles, ad-copy, short stories, novels (including translated fiction), and non-fiction. She also writes discussion questions for readers’ guides. She received training both through university and Editors’ Association of Canada courses. Her clients have included Scribendi.com, Thomas Allen Publishers, ECW Press, House of Anansi Press, the University of Ottawa Press, the University of BC Press, the Canadian Journal of Development Studies, the International Journal of Canadian Studies, Loyalist College, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, authors, and small businesses and organizations.

Full Terms and Conditions

The Contest is open only to legal residents of the forty eight (48) contiguous United States, District of Columbia, the United Kingdom and Canada (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their respective jurisdiction at the time of entry (each entrant, an “Entrant”). Void in Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and where prohibited by law. The Prize consists of a copy edit by Steph VanderMeulen of a short story of no more than 10,000 words.

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