Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Quoster Contest 2015

Contest CLOSED

What's a quoster you ask?

It is:

i) A quote-poster. Like these:

 

Look HERE for loads of Broken Empire / Red Queen's War quotes.


ii) Something that can win you a prize. Like these:


Prizes to include: an uncrumpled example of this T-shirt. A rare Advance Review Copy of Prince of Thorns, Emperor of Thorns on CD audio, hardcover copies of The Liar's Key, various paperbacks and foreign language alternatives - all books signed and (if requested) dedicated.

Also: The winner will get the option to place a pre-order for the Broken Empire omnibus, The Big Book of Thorns (leather-bound or cloth-bound), at any time from now until 24 hours after Grim Oak Press officially open for pre-ordering.

Ten runners up will get the same option but only for the numbered / cloth-bound edition.

But wait - there's more!

If you're agreeable and your quoster doesn't include copyrighted material Pen Astridge will add it as a T-shirt option in the store she's setting up selling Broken Empire / Red Queen's War quotes on T-shirts to raise money for charity.

[A collection of experts (random folk) will select the 3 main winners (who get to choose prizes from the photo & also get the pre-order options (1 leather-bound the other two cloth-bound)) and there will 7 random winners one of whom will get a prize choice and all of whom will get a pre-order option (cloth-bound).]

The quote should come from a book or short story written by me. The picture (photo, hand-drawn, or just interesting use of the text) should add weight to the words.

There is a maximum of 3 entries per person.

I will post the entries here.


The Entries
Winners first
I canvassed opinions to help my selection and while the over-all winner got 7 votes 61 entries got at least 1 vote and only 3 entries got more than 2. So as you can see opinion was very much divided and the majority of entries were someones favourite. Very many thanks for taking part.


#10 Kurt (Red Sister)




#45 Agnes (The Liar's Key)



#8 Pen (Prince of Thorns)



#69 Louise (Prince of Thorns)



#11 Marc E (The Secret)



#30 Joy (Prince of Thorns)



#43 Andrea (Emperor of Thorns)



#34 Brandon (King of Thorns)



#55 Janice (Emperor of Thorns)


#86 Colin (Prince of Thorns)



#16 Kiluwe (King of Thorns)



The Runner-Uppers


#92 Frank (King of Thorns)




#91 Frank (Emperor of Thorns)




#90 Frank (Prince of Thorns)




#89 Krissi (Prince of Fools)




#88 Harveen (Emperor of Thorns, cover blurb)



#87 Ryan (King of Thorns - by luck or detective work the actual statue





#85 Shan (Prince of Thorns)




#84 Shan (Prince of Thorns)




#83 Shan (Prince of Thorns)




#82 Mia (King of Thorns)




#81 Mia (Prince of Fools)




#80 Mia (Red Sister)




#79 Janice (King of Thorns)




#78 Janice (Emperor of Thorns)




#77 Raul (Prince of Thorns)




#76 Raul (Emperor of Thorns)




#75 Raul (Prince of Thorns, wherein Jorg quotes Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)




#74 Harper (King of Thorns)




#73 Kathryn (Emperor of Thorns)




#72 Kathryn (Emperor of Thorns)




#71 Kathryn (The Liar's Key)




#70 Susan (King of Thorns)





#68 Ryan (Prince of Thorns)




#67 Erik (Prince of Thorns)




#66 Erik (Prince of Thorns)



#65 Ellie (King of Thorns)




#64 Rui (King of Thorns)




#63 Anna (Prince of Fools) (not strictly a quoster...)




#62 Anna (Prince of Thorns)




#61 Anna (King of Thorns)




#60 Daniel (King of Thorns)




#59 Ryan (Prince of Thorns)




#58 Rui (King of Thorns)




#57 Rui (Prince of Thorns)




#56 Mike (The Liar's Key)





#54 Janice (Prince of Thorns)




#53 Janice (Prince of Thorns)




#52 Alicia (King of Thorns)




#51 Alicia (The Liar's Key)




#50 Marie (Prince of Fools)




#49 Chris (Prince of Thorns)




#48 Chris (Prince of Thorns)




#47 Brittany (Sleeping Beauty)




#46 Brittany (Sleeping Beauty)





#44 Rocus (King of Thorns)





#42 Greg (Prince of Fools)




#41 Liviu (King of Thorns)




#40 Radoslav (Prince of Thorns)




#39 Radoslav (King of Thorns)




#38 Radoslav (King of Thorns)






#37 Michael (Emperor of Thorns)




#36 Michael 




#35 Michael (King of Thorns)



#33 Mike (Emperor of Thorns)




#32 Harveen (Prince of Fools/Thorns)




31 Gabrielle (blurb from Emperor of Thorns - which I did write)





#29 Joy (King of Thorns)




#28 Joy (During the Dance)




#27 Andrew


#26 Andrew


#25 Jake (King of Thorns)

 

#24 Marc R (Prince of Fools)




#23 Charlie (The Liar's Key)




#22 Greg (Emperor of Thorns, blurb)




#21 Greg (Emperor of Thorns)




#20 Jason (all of them?)




#19 Jason (Prince of Fools)




#18 Jason (Prince of Fools)




#17 Kiluwe (Prince of Thorns)





#15 Kiluwe (Emperor of Thorns)




#14 Liana (Prince of Thorns)





#13 Liana (The Liar's Key)




#12 Liana (Prince of Thorns)



#9 Kurt (Prince of Fools)




#7 Jennifer (Prince of Thorns)




#6 Lisa (King of Thorns)




#5 Lisa (Prince of Thorns)





#4 Lisa (Emperor of Thorns)




#3 Mishelle (King of Thorns)


(We are memories, strung on storylines – the tales we tell ourselves about ourselves, falling through our lives into tomorrow)


#2 Kenneth (The Liar's Key)


(Kenneth's own photo from Iraq, concertina wire in the background)


#1 Nadia (King of Thorns)







1 comment:

  1. “This is where the wise man turns away. This is where the holy kneel and call on God. These are the last miles, my brothers. Don't look to me to save you. Don't think I will not spend you. Run if you have the wit. Pray if you have the soul. Stand your ground if courage is yours. But don't follow me.

    Follow me, and I will break your heart.”
    ― Mark Lawrence, Emperor of Thorns

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