Great Overgrown Release Event Last Night – Thanks!

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Overgrown: Tales of the Unexpected release event last night.  We had a great turnout, and a good time had by all.

Thank you to Kafe Kerouac for hosting us, to Amy S. Dalrymple for organizing the event, and to the authors who read their work – Josh Browning, Chad Jones, Ben Orlando, Brad Pauquette, Birney Reed and Kim Younkin.  Also, thank you to Todd Metcalf, who stopped in to read his winning “Bland to Grand” Flash Fiction story.

If you didn’t get a chance to pick up a copy of Overgrown yet, you can always find it by clicking here – including links to purchase the book for Kindle, Nook, iPad and through Google Books.

We love to get comments, suggestions, criticism and encouragement, it’s at the heart of everything we do at the CCC, so please feel free to leave us a note in the comments section below.

Flash Fiction Final Results: 1st Place – “The Last Business Trip” by Todd Metcalf

The grand prize winner of our “Bland to Grand” Flash Fiction Contest is Todd Metcalf with his story “The Last Business Trip!”  Read the story here.

Congratulations, Todd, you’ve won an Amazon Kindle!

Seven finalists were chosen by popular vote.  “The Last Business Trip” did an outstanding job of taking a bland setting and turning it into a grand situation.

This contest was brought to you by our sponsor, Select-Authors.com, and by the release of our newest anthology, Overgrown: Tales of the Unexpected.  If you enjoyed this contest, please support the CCC and order a copy today.

Stay tuned for details of a new contest beginning in mid-November.  Congratulations Todd!  Enjoy your Kindle!

Flash Fiction Final Results: 2nd Place – “Todd” by Josh Browning

We are pleased to announce that the 2nd place winner of our “Bland to Grand” Flash Fiction Contest is Josh Browning, with his story “Todd!”  Read the story here.

Congratulations, Josh, you’ve won a $50 Amazon gift card!

We received a lot of great entries, and the 7 finalists were chosen by popular vote.  Josh did a fantastic job of taking a boring classroom and developing an interesting situation, and his story was excellently written.

This contest was brought to you by our sponsor, Select-Authors.com, and by the release of our newest anthology, Overgrown: Tales of the Unexpected.

Flash Fiction Final Results: 3rd Place – “Church Lurker” by Matthew Hance

As we count down the finalists for our “Bland to Grand” Flash Fiction Contest that ran the month of September, we are pleased to announce that our 3rd place winner is Matthew Hance with his story “Church Lurker.”  Read the story here.

“Church Lurker” was our top public vote earner, and it’s a great story.  7 Finalists were chosen by votes, and our CCC judges panel has selected the winners from among them.

As our 3rd place finalist, Matthew has won a copy of Overgrown, our newest anthology.

We’ll be giving away our grand prize, an Amazon Kindle, and second prize, a $50 Amazon Gift Card tomorrow!

The “Bland to Grand” contest is brought to you by Select-Authors.com, and by the release of our newest anthology, Overgrown: Tales of the Unexpectedclick here to pick up a copy today.

Flash Fiction Final Results: 4th Place – “Notes from a Cornfield” by Micah Rubenstein

We’re counting down the finalists in our “Bland to Grand” Flash Fiction Contest that ran the month of September.  We’re pleased to award 4th place to Micah Rubenstein for his story “Notes from a Cornfield!”  Read the story here.

Congratulations, Micah, you’ve won a copy of our latest Amazon 5-star anthology, Overgrown: Tales of the Unexpected.

Overgrown features short stories written by 8 talented Ohio authors and selected from a multitude of candidates.   The anthology is available in paperback at Central Ohio retailers and on our website here, and in a variety of ebook formats.

There are only 3 candidates left for the grand prize of an Amazon Kindle, which we’ll give away on Saturday.  Stay tuned!

This contest is brought to you by our sponsor, Select-Authors.com, and by Overgrown: Tales of the Unexpected.

Flash Fiction Final Results: 5th Place – “Watching Him Sleep” by Ashley Lemak

The 5th place award for our “Bland to Grand” Flash Fiction Contest goes to Ashley Lemak for her story “Watching Him Sleep”.  Read the story here.

Congratulations, Ashley, you’ve won a copy of our newest anthology, Overgrown: Tales of the Unexpected, featuring short stories by 8 Central Ohio authors.

The 7 finalists for this contest were chosen by public vote, and the winners have been chosen by a CCC judges panel.  We’ll be announcing a winner each day this week and giving away the grand prize, an Amazon Kindle, on Saturday!

Click here to see all winners announced so far.

This contest is brought to you by Select-Authors.com, and by Overgrown: Tales of the Unexpected, now available in paperback, and in Kindle, Nook, iBooks and Google Books edition!

Don’t forget, the deadline for submissions for our next anthology is this Friday, October 7, 2011!  More info here.

Flash Fiction Final Results: 6th Place – “Vacancy” by Dana Karrick

The “Bland to Grand” Flash Fiction Contest 6th place award goes to “Vacancy” by Dana Karrick.  Read the story here.

Congratulations, Dana, you’ve won a copy of our newest anthology, Overgrown: Tales of the Unexpected!

We’ll be announcing a winner each day this week, and giving away a $50 Amazon gift card and Amazon Kindle on Saturday.  The 7 finalists were selected by public vote, winners have been chosen by a CCC judges panel.

This contest is brought to you by Select-Authors.com, and by the release of our second anthology of 2011, Overgrown: Tales of the Unexpected.  If you enjoyed this contest, please support the CCC by purchasing a copy here.

Don’t forget, the deadline for submissions for our next anthology is Friday, October 7, 2011.  More info here.

Flash Fiction Final Results: 7th Place – “Dreams” by Susan Wooddell

There were 7 finalists chosen by the public in our recent “Bland to Grand” Flash Fiction Contest.

We’ll be announcing a winner each day this week, and we’ll give away the $50 Amazon gift card and Amazon Kindle on Saturday!

Our number 7 spot goes to “Dreams” by Susan Wooddell!  You can read the story here.

Congratulations, Susan, you’ve won a copy of our most recent anthology Overgrown: Tales of the Unexpected!

“Bland to Grand” Flash Fiction Results Are In!

Our “Bland to Grand” Flash Fiction Contest results are in!

Check the blog each day for the announcement of winners.  We’re giving away an Amazon Kindle, a $50 Amazon gift card and five copies of our most recent anthology, Overgrown: Tales of the Unexpected.

Each day this week we’ll announce a finalist who has won a copy of Overgrown, and on Saturday we’ll announce the winner of the grand and second prizes!

This contest was brought to you by our sponsor, Select-Authors.com, and by the release of our anthology, Overgrown: Tales of the Unexpected.