Million Writers Award prize money update

The storySouth Million WritersAward is clicking along nicely, with plenty of reader and editor nominations coming in. If you're interested in making a nomination, or simply want to check out the fiction others have nominated, the reader nominations can be found here and the editor nominations here.

The other thing coming along nicely are donations to help fund the award's prize money. We now have $400 in prize money, along with a $100 gift certificate from the great people at ThinkGeek.

At the moment, this means the prize money for the 2010 Million Writers Award will break down as follows:

  • $300 for the first place winner, plus a $100 ThinkGeek gift certificate
  • $100 for the runner-up

As I've mentioned before, last year there were three cash prizes: $500 for the overall winner, $200 for the runner-up, and $100 for the honorable mention/third place. If more donations come in, we'll be further along the road to matching last year's prizes.

So if you'd like to help us reach this goal, please consider a donation!

Please note that since these donations do not go through Spring Garden Press (storySouth's publisher), donations are not tax deductible. But your entire donated amount will be used for prize money, minus the small fee PayPal deducts for transmitting the money.

Thanks to everyone who has already donated. I'm still sorting through which people want to remain anonymous, and which desire to be named. Once that's done, I'll post a preliminary list of donors.