#SPFBO6, this year’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off created by fantasy author Mark Lawrence, opened for submissions on May 23rd. 300 self-published fantasy authors entered their books, which were given to one of 10 judges, or teams of judges. Each judge chose one book to compete in the final round…where the winner will be determined. There can be only one! To find out more, please see Mark Lawrence’s website.
To help explain this process (and because I like making videos) here’s a quick summary.
I’ll be interviewing some of the FINALISTS for this year’s #SPFBO contest! I’ll post links to these interviews as soon as they’re available.
#SPFBO6 Finalist Interview – Matt Larkin
#SPFBO6 Finalist Interview – Suzannah Rowntree
#SPFBO6 Finalist Interview – Rachel Emma Shaw
#SPFBO6 Finalist Interview – Robert H. Fleming
#SPFBO6 Finalist Interview – Shaun Paul Stevens
#SPFBO6 Finalist Interview – Justin Lee Anderson
Earlier, I interviewed several of the authors in this year’s contest. The focus of these interviews was on the challenges of self-publishing, how the fantasy genre has changed (and stayed the same) in the past decade, and what each of us looks for in a story.
The interviews are posted separately along with a link to the author’s submitted book on Amazon. Best of luck to all the contestants!
#SPFBO6 Interview – Megan Haskell
#SPFBO6 Interview – Dave Dobson
#SPFBO6 Interview – Paul Freeman
#SPFBO6 Interview – Phillip Murrell
#SPFBO6 Interview – Aaron Bunce
#SPFBO6 Interview – Shan RK
#SPFBO6 Interview – Rogan Feltmate
#SPFBO6 Interview – Kevin Wright
#SPFBO6 Interview – Jed Herne
#SPFBO6 Interview – Jamie Edmundson
#SPFBO6 Interview – Allegra Pescatore
#SPFBO6 Interview – Anthea Sharp
#SPFBO6 Interview – Raymond St. Elmo
#SPFBO6 Interview – Kristen S. Walker
#SPFBO6 Interview – Suzannah Rowntree
#SPFBO6 Interview – Cully Mack
#SPFBO6 Interview – D.H. Willison
#SPFBO6 Interview – Marc Vun Kannon
#SPFBO6 Interview – JA Andrews
#SPFBO6 Interview – Keith Blenman
#SPFBO6 Interview – Judith Starkston
#SPFBO6 Interview – Meg Mac Donald
#SPFBO6 Interview – John Pepe
#SPFBO6 Interview – Brandon M Lindsay
#SPFBO6 Interview – Steven Smith
#SPFBO6 Interview – Patrick LeClerc
#SPFBO6 Interview – Patrick Samphire
#SPFBO6 Interview – Tony Johnson
#SPFBO6 Interview – Eric Lazure