Booksie "Tickle My Funny Bone" Comedy Writing Contest

Competition, Rules, and Regulations

Booksie "Tickle My Funny Bone" Comedy Writing Contest

Official Competition Rules and Regulations

1.     OPEN ONLY TO MEMBERS OF BOOKSIE. Not a member? Register free.

Members of may enter the Competition by:

  • Submitting the entry using the Contest tab. 

·        The work is officially considered entered if it appears on the official entry list visible here:

Booksie is looking to find the freshest new voice in comedy. Get your humor out and let’s see which one tickles our funnybone. You can submit stories, poems, scripts -  anything as long as it makes us laugh. Submit something you have already written or write something new. Submit as many entries as you like. Entries should be no more than 3,000 words.

Members may submit as many entries as they like. There is a fee of $8.95 per entry. 

All work posted to the site by members is the sole responsibility of the submitting person. Entrants are entirely responsible for all content posted or otherwise made available via the site. Sponsor reserves the right to declare any entries determined to not be in accordance with the stated terms of Booksie Member Agreement ineligible for entry.

The contest start date is September 18, 2018, and the deadline is January 31, 2019. 

2. Winner Selection:

The judging will be done by our contest judge, writer/comedian Andy Wasif. Andy will choose one (1) Grand Prize winner and two (2) runner-ups from the valid entries. Winners will be notified approximately six weeks after the close of the contest (January 31, 2019).

3. Writing Awards:  

  • One grand prize winner will receive $600 cash, one free week of boosts for their winning entry (promoting the story on Booksie), and a gold contest badge.
  • Two runner-ups will receive $100 cash, one free week of boosts for the winning entry, and a silver contest badge.

No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. No transfer or substitution of prizes permitted. By accepting a prize, each winner agrees to the release of his/her name, pen name, likeness, and city and state of residence for potential publicity purposes, where permitted by law.

4. Eligibility: Void where prohibited by law or regulation. Contest is not open to employees and their families (spouses, parents, children/siblings and their respective spouses, and those living in the same household) of theNextBigWriter, LLC, its affiliates, advertising and production agencies. Entrants consent to the use of their registration information in accordance with Booksie privacy policy. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. All rights to any work submitted by Writing Members are retained by the submitting member in accordance with the stated terms of Booksie Member Agreement. Any entries that are currently or have previously been published or protected by a copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights other than the entrant’s may be entered, with the permission of the publisher or copyright holder, only. Entries must be original and conceived and created entirely by the entrant. Sponsor may prohibit any entrant from participating in this Contest or any future promotion offered by the Sponsor, if, in the sole opinion of Booksie such entrant (i) has tampered with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or website, (ii) repeatedly shows a disregard for the rules, or (iii) acts (a) in an unsportsmanlike manner, (b) with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass Booksie or any other entrant, or (c) in any other disruptive manner. The Contest may be terminated at any time after its commencement without prior notice; however if such termination should occur, all prizes will be awarded to winners according to the rankings of the editorial staff.

5. Limitation of Liability: Sponsor is not responsible for typographical errors in any contest-related materials; or for any individual's inability to enter this contest, including but not limited to unavailable network, server, telephone, or other connections; failed software or hardware transmissions; other errors of any kind, whether human, mechanical, or electronic, including lost, late, incomplete, damaged, or misdirected entries; or for any damage to any computer related to or resulting from participation. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate or modify contest if fraud or technical failures compromise the integrity of the contest as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In the event that the contest is terminated, all eligible entries received before termination will be ranked. Entrants agree that the Sponsor, its promotion partners, related companies, agencies, and their respective employees or officers shall not be liable for injury, losses, damages or costs of any kind resulting from participation in this contest or acceptance of or use or misuse of a prize or parts thereof. By entering, participants agree to be bound by these official rules.

7. Sponsor: TheNextBigWriter, LLC, 41 Cloverdale Road, Newton, MA 02461.

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