Book of Mormon Story Voting Instructions

February 22, 2010 · 9 comments

in 2010 Book of Mormon


Please read the voting instructions carefully as they are a bit tricky this time.

Voting for LDSP’s 2010 Book of Mormon YA Story Contest starts NOW!

VOTE between Monday, February 22 and midnight on Saturday, February 27.


Voting Info:

  1. There will be four winners:
    Readers Choice (Published authors)
    Readers Choice (Unpublished authors)
    Publisher’s Choice (Published authors)
    Publisher’s Choice (Unpublished authors).

  2. Publisher’s Choice winners will be judged on a variety of criteria, according to a point system. But it basically boils down to quality of writing, uniqueness of story and what I think will best sell the book.
  3. You can vote by whatever criteria you want, just don’t make it a popularity contest.
  4. You MAY vote for your own story. (In fact, you should. I am constantly amazed by the number of stories that receive no votes. What’s wrong with you people?)
  5. You may vote twice in each category: Published and Unpublished.
    Click HERE to read all stories by Published Authors. Vote for two.
    Click HERE to read all stories by Unpublished Authors. Vote for two.

    NOTE: There are 10 stories in the Unpublished Author category and 16 stories in the Published Author category. Due to the limitations of Blogger, they do not all show up on one page. After you’ve read the first batch, click the OLDER POSTS link at the bottom right below the last story to go to the next page of stories.

  6. VIZU POLL Voting Instructions: THIS IS WHERE IT GETS TRICKY
    I could not find a poll that would allow more than 10 options AND let you vote twice. So the Published Author category, with 16 stories, is broken into two BLUE poll boxes. Although it will allow you to vote twice in each of the poll boxes, please ONLY VOTE FOR TWO STORIES between the two poll boxes.

    This means, you might vote for one story in each box OR two stories in one of the boxes and no stories in the other box. (Clear as mud?)

    The Unpbulished Author stories are in the GREEN poll box. You may vote for two of those.

  7. You may make all the comments you like, but VOTING happens in the VIZU polls.

  8. AUTHORS: Please tell your friends that you’ve submitted a story and to come read and vote, but DO NOT tell them which story is yours. We want the stories to win on merit, not personal popularity.
  9. I’ll announce the winners on Monday, March 1st.

It’s going to take a lot of time for me to go through these stories, write feedback, and pick winners. Therefore, the regular LDSP blog posts are suspended this week.

[P.S. Comments on the stories will also enter you in the Monthly Comment Contest.]

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{ 9 comments }

Anonymous February 22, 2010 at 10:36 am

Will you (LDS Publisher) be giving critiques (good/bad) to the authors? As an author I would appreciate anything you are willing to share that could improve my writing. Or, if I'm fortunate enough, anything you liked.

Anonymous February 22, 2010 at 10:36 am

Will you (LDS Publisher) be giving critiques (good/bad) to the authors? As an author I would appreciate anything you are willing to share that could improve my writing. Or, if I'm fortunate enough, anything you liked.

LDS_Publisher February 22, 2010 at 11:44 am

Yes, I will be critiquing the submissions. I will send a Word Doc with comments and a score sheet to each author via email. I will also post some commentary on the website.

Th. February 22, 2010 at 1:20 pm

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That is very generous of you. Would that all contests were so kind!

Anonymous February 23, 2010 at 8:58 am

Thank you, LDSP, for this gift. The best way to find and develop talent in this niche of the writing industry is through contests like this. The critique you offer is such a blessing. Thanks! (I hope you aren't bald when the week is over.)

Anonymous February 23, 2010 at 9:11 am

Wow! I'm really surprised and grateful you will be taking the time to critique all the entries.

Anonymous February 23, 2010 at 9:11 am

Wow! I'm really surprised and grateful you will be taking the time to critique all the entries.

LDS_Publisher February 23, 2010 at 9:22 am

I do that on all the story contests. I guess I forgot to mention it this time.

Anonymous February 25, 2010 at 8:06 am

That is really neat that the VIZU polls map out where the votes come from.

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