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Say Waht? ~ April Fool’s Contest #14 March 25, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Humor.
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The April Fool’s Day Contest continues!   Post your best guess below.

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PC-CatI’ve been boning up on queries, agents, and submission guidelines lately and laughed out loud when I read the following on-line blurb recently:

Submission Rules:

Proof  read your manuscript thoroughly.  – Good advice, but isn’t proofread one word?

Send us your final edited work.  Manuscripts with a lot of fragmented sentences and spelling errors will be sent back to the author for correction. – Fair enough.

Be sure to edit your more than one time and use spell check. – Edit my what?

We do not accept simultaneous submissions! If you have submitted your manuscript elsewhere and have not received a rejection yet, do not send it to us until you have heard back from the other comany. – Shouldn’t that be company?

We try to respond within 1 week of submission, but it depends on how many we receive.  – How many what?

Now, I know as well as anyone that typos immediately appear the minute we post something, but . . . wow! 

How can this many errors appear in a one paragraph blurb from the editor of a publishing company who is admonishing writers to carefully proofread their own work before submitting it for publication? 

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OK, guys . . .

Fact or Fiction . . . the absolute Truth or a Tall Tale for April Fool’s Day?

Post your best guess in the Comment Box below and stay tuned for the next installment in our April Fool’s Day Contest.

 

I Won!!! ~ April Fool’s Day Contest #15 March 25, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Humor.
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The April Fool’s Day Contest Begins!  Starting now and counting down to Story #1 (on April Fool’s Day), post your best guesses below.

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The local news down here in the Sunshine State airs some funny stories ~ stories so ridiculous that they could not possibly be true.

Or could they?

That’s for you to decide.

One night, while watching the news, we heard a story about an armed robbery at a local convenience store.

An un-masked man, caught on the store’s security camera, demanded that the clerk hand over all the store’s Florida Lottery Scratch-Off Tickets.

Lottery Scratch-Offs in hand, the armed robber fled the store and made a safe get-a-way.

Almost.

After reaching safety, he began scratching off tickets to see whether and what he’d won.

Shazam!

Winning tickets in hand, he returned to the same convenience store to claim his winnings.

What did he win?

An all-expense-paid vacation, complete with room and board . . . to jail.

Moral:  Some people . . . they just can’t win for losing!

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OK, guys . . .

Fact or Fiction . . . the absolute Truth or a Tall Tale for April Fool’s Day?

Post your best guess in the Comment Box below and stay tuned for the next installment in our April Fool’s Day Contest.