Christmas Stories

How’s that Story Coming?

November 27, 2012
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It’s only Tuesday! You have three full days and a handful of hours to write and submit a story to the 2012 Christmas Story Contest. No excuses! Get that story done and submitted! Details here.

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Last Week!

November 26, 2012
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It’s Monday! What better way to kick off a new week than to write a Christmas story? It can be sensitive or silly, hilarious or heart-warming. There’s still time to create and polish up that story and enter the contest! Details here.

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Saturday! A Great Day to Write

November 24, 2012
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It was brought to my attention that apparently I can’t count. Nor can I read a calendar. Okay. So. Bottom line is: You still have plenty of time to enter the 2012 Christmas Story Contest! Spread the word! Nag your writer friends! Let’s get some competition going!!! Details here.

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Time’s Almost Up!

November 23, 2012
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Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to polish up that Christmas story and get it submitted! Time is almost up—only six more days to get your story done. So far, I only have four submissions so your chances of winning one of the four honors are high! Details here.

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Christmas Story Contest Buttons Are Ready

November 19, 2012

I finally got the buttons done. Copy the code from one of the boxes below and paste it into an HTML widget in your sidebar or blog post. Once pasted into the widget code box, you’ll need to replace all the quotation marks (delete & retype) to make it work correctly. (I can’t figure out […]

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LDSP 2012 Christmas Story Contest

November 2, 2012
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This year’s Story Contest Submissions are now closed. But you can start planning now for next year’s contest. Submissions begin November 1, 2013. Drum roll, please… It’s time for the 6th Annual LDS Publisher Christmas Short Story Contest. Submission Rules: FOLLOW rules carefully! I hate it when I have to reject a story because the […]

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Check Out Checkin’ It Twice

October 26, 2012
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It’s not available for sale yet, but Checkin’ It Twice & Other Heartwarming Holiday Tales is on the way! While we’re waiting for the official release, we have a fun blog with author photos and interviews for you to check out at: We also have a fan page on Facebook where we’re currently holding […]

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Christmas Story Anthology Update

February 16, 2012
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While we’re waiting to see the final winner of the 2011 Book Cover Contest (and my list of personal picks), here’s an update on Christmas Book #2. First a word about Stolen Christmas (anthology #1). As most of the authors already know, Rosehaven Publishing helped me put this book together, providing the typesetting and ISBN […]

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2011 Christmas Story Contest Winners!

October 4, 2011

Are you ready for the 2011 Christmas Short Story Contest winners??? These winners are guaranteed a spot in the next Christmas collection, to be released in fall of 2012. Other stories from the contest will be included, as well. So here we go… And we’re starting with a TIE! Reader’s Choice—Published Author CategoryMilkshakes and Mittensby […]

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Before I Post the Winners…

October 4, 2011

I’m done! I’ve read and evaluated every Christmas story submission, tallied the scores, sent emails to all the authors and I’m ready to post the winners. (Authors, if you didn’t get your emails, let me know ASAP!) Thank you to everyone who came to the site, read the stories, left comments, and voted. Your honest […]

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Voting Is Now Closed

October 1, 2011

Voting for the Christmas Story Contest is now closed. You may continue to leave comments on the stories if you like (and feedback is muchly appreciated by the authors), but they will no longer be counted in the voting. Contest winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 4th. FYI: I assume that all authors will […]

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Deadline to Vote is Today!

September 30, 2011

Today is your last chance to vote for your favorite 2011 Christmas stories! Voting ends at midnight tonight. Click here for voting instructions. Contest winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 4th.

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2011 Christmas Story Voting Instructions

September 26, 2011

Please read the voting instructions carefully before casting your vote. Voting for LDSP’s 2011 Christmas Story Contest starts NOW! VOTE between September 26th and midnight on Friday, September 30th. Voting Info: There will be four winners:Readers Choice (Published authors)Readers Choice (Unpublished authors)Publisher’s Choice (Published authors)Publisher’s Choice (Unpublished authors). Publisher’s Choice winners will be judged on […]

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2011 Christmas Story Contest Is Now Closed

September 25, 2011

All Christmas stories have now been posted. If you sent one in and it’s not posted, then I didn’t get it. Please resend ASAP. If I get it before I go to bed tonight, I’ll post it.The submission portion of the 2011 Christmas Story Contest is now over. Early Monday morning, September 26th, I will […]

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