pixelhose.com Brings Social Features to Writing Contests

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Creating the “American Idol®” of writing competitions

pixelhose.com is creating the American Idol of Writing Contests

pixelhose.com announced today the public availability of qualified entries, submitted to its first writing competition. The web postings allow readers to comment on submissions before winners are selected, creating the first writing contest to actively incorporate reader feedback.

“Our approach to a writing contest is similar to how American Idol® approaches singing competitions. Winners of our writing contest are determined by a combination of staff opinions and feedback from readers. Our readers have significant impact, if not the final word, on the ultimate decision.” Said publisher, Bob Dourandish.

Dourandish also differentiated the pixelhose.com from other competitions by stating that “Writers, like any other artist, need feedback to grow and improve their art. By publishing the entries, we put the work in front of a large number of readers who could offer constructive feedback, or start following the writer’s work. Furthermore, authors who accumulate high volume of positive reader comments are likely to improve their chances of being noticed by agents or other editors. ”

pixelhose.com contest entries are reviewed and qualified before posting. “Since we qualify and publish only a percentage of the submissions,” Dourandish continued, “authors whose work appears on the site also receive a level of recognition beyond self-publication or blogging.”

The first pixelhose.com writing competition is currently underway. There are three cash prizes, $300, $150, and $50, in two categories: Fiction and Non-Fiction.
The contest is free to enter. Submission deadline is December 7, 2011. For complete details see pixelhose.com.

About pixelhose.com
pixelhose.com is an experimental variety blog. It is specifically designed to create a nurturing community for new and emerging writers who do not produce on a regular basis. The site has multiple categories including Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Travel.

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