Welcome to the website of fantasy author Joshua Palmatier.
The following are some of the contests currently running either concerning my books, or writing contests that I'm judging. Feel free to enter as many times as possible for each, and good luck!
Welcome to “Cross the Streams,” a flippin’ huge, multi-author book giveaway!
I, and over a dozen other speculative fiction writers--mostly novelists, but some comic writers as well--have thrown in together to create something huge for you guys.
Here’s how it works:
Each individual author involved is running a contest on his/her own site. The specific details vary from author to author; the contest I run on my site might be very different than the one on Kevin’s site, or Marcy’s site.
However, each contest has a few details in common. Specifically, each of us will select two winners from the contest on our own site. Each of those winners will receive one signed book, free, from the author whose contest they won. So, for instance, if you win here, you’ll win one of my books. If you win on Paul’s site, you’ll win one of his, etc.
But . . . that’s not the big prize. Once the contests have ended, all the authors involved will get together and choose one single “super-winner” from all the entries on all our sites combined. This one lucky individual will receive a signed book, free, from each and every one of the authors involved.
Somebody out there’s going to win over a dozen free books.
You can only enter each author’s contest once, but you may enter multiple contests. So you could enter here, on Matt’s site, on Jason’s site, etc. Heck, you can enter on everyone’s site, if you want. (And even if you aren’t selected as the “super winner,” you might win more than one of the individual contests. You never know.)
You can find a complete list of the authors involved, as well as links to their sites, below. But first . . .
How to Enter Joshua/Ben’s Contest
Again, these are just the rules for my contest. The rules for entry on other authors’ sites might be very different.
All you have to do is send me an email at jpalmatier(at)sff(dot)net with “Crossing the Streams” as the subject line. In the email, tell me which of the covers to my books (either Joshua Palmatier’s books or Benjamin Tate’s books) you like the most and why. It doesn’t have to be a long reason, only a sentence or two. [ETA: I had a typo in the initial email. It has since been corrected. Sorry about that! If your email bounced, please try again with the corrected email.]
And that’s it. I’ll select two winners chosen at random from all of the entries I receive.
Of course, everyone who enters is also in the running for the random “super-winner” selection.
Entries must be received between February 1st and February 29th, 2012.
Prizes: My two winners, and the super-winner, may choose any one of the following prizes.
The Skewed Throne (paperback) by Joshua Palmatier
The Cracked Throne (paperback) by Joshua Palmatier
The Vacant Throne (paperback) by Joshua Palmatier
Well of Sorrows (paperback) by Benjamin Tate
Leaves of Flame (paperback) by Benjamin Tate
After Hours: Tales from the Ur-bar (paperback) edited by Joshua Palmatier & Patricia Bray
The Modern Fae’s Guide to Surviving Humanity (paperback) edited by Joshua Palmatier & Patricia Bray
If you’ve got any questions, please feel free to ask at jpalmatier(at)sff(dot)com.
The Rest of the Gang
As I said, there’s over a dozen of us involved in this. You can find names, and links, here.
Do me a favor. If you click on over to one or more of these sites, don’t just look at the contest page. Everyone involved in this contest is a great author or artist. If you like my stuff, you’re sure to like at least some of theirs. So take a few minutes. Poke around. See if any of their work intrigues you. Maybe even buy a couple of books. I know they’d all appreciate it, as I certainly would.
Thanks, and good luck!
Here are the participating authors. If a name does not contain a link to their contest page, then I did not have the URL at that time. Check back later. I will update as soon as I get the appropriate URLs! (Some URLs may not work immediately if that author has not yet made their contest page active. Again, check back later and try the link again. They should all be up and active within a few days after February 1st, 2012.)
Erik Scott de Bie
Howard Andrew Jones
Paul S. Kemp
Marsheila (Marcy) Rockwell
Jason Bradley Thompsen
Read an excerpt from The Skewed Throne, book one of the Throne of Amenkor series.
Read an excerpt from The Cracked Throne, book two of the Throne of Amenkor series.
Read an excerpt from The Vacant Throne, book three of the Throne of Amenkor series.
If you'd like to contact Joshua, use the email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PS: All artwork on this site, including the cool dragon, is by artist Steve Stone, except for the JBP logo at the top of the page and the cover art for The Vacant Throne. Check out the cover art for The Skewed Throne and The Cracked Throne at The Skewed Throne and The Cracked Throne link respectively. And check out more of Steve Stone's artwork using the link under his name in the Interesting Links location.
The JBP logo at the top of the page is done by friend and artist Ariel Guzman. Link to his Live Journal in the Interesting Links location.
The cover art for The Vacant Throne is by artist Larry Ronstant.