Textnovel Contest Rules

The Textnovel Contest (the "Contest") is offered by Textnovel, LLC ("Textnovel") and open only to residents of the United States, Canada and those countries where the Contest is allowed by law. By entering the Contest, you accept sole responsibility for determining whether your participation is legal in any jurisdiction that applies to you. You must be at least 13 years old (and if you are not of the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence, you must have the consent of a parent) and have an active e-mail account and Internet access at the time of entry. By entering, you agree to these "Contest Rules" and that the decisions of Textnovel are final and binding in all respects. Textnovel reserves the right to disallow participation by the residents of any specific country in its sole discretion, either now or upon completion of the Contest, if Textnovel determines in its sole discretion that tax, jurisdictional and other issues make it infeasible or overly difficult to award the prize, calculate witholding taxes, or obtain publication rights from residents of that specific country.

The Contest is for the "best" Textnovel story or novel according to Contest-specific criteria announced on the Contest Page, as determined in the sole discretion of Textnovel and/or its Editorial Advisory Board. Eligible Textnovel stories must be in English and can be submitted and created online, by email or by text from a cell phone, and may include images and/or illustrations. The Contest begins on the Start Date as announced on the Contest Page and runs until the termination point announced on the Contest Page, which if not otherwise stated, shall be midnight Pacific Time (U.S.) on the date that is the End of Contest (the "Contest Period"). Each participant may submit one Basic Story. Furthermore, in order to qualify for the Contest, each story must be within the minimum and maximum amount of words as mentioned on the Contest Page by the End of Contest. To be eligible to win the Contest, your Textnovel account information must include your correct and full name and a valid e-mail address. You must also be in compliance with the Textnovel Terms of Use. If Textnovel determines, in its sole discretion, that your story contains content or images not in compliance, your story will not be eligible for the Contest. No particular format for the story is required for the Contest but authors are encouraged to include breaks between paragraphs and keep sentences and paragraphs reasonably short so that stories are easier to read online or by cell phone.

To enter the Contest, you must register as a Textnovel member at www.textnovel.com (the "Site"). You may then enter one Basic Story in the Contest. Additional Premium Stories from the same account may be entered. You can enter your stories by following the instructions on the Contest Page, and this must be done before the End of Contest. All submissions are subject to the submission requirements stated in the Terms of Use.

The winner(s) will be selected in the sole and absolute discretion of the Textnovel editorial advisory board, based on the quality of the work and criteria as described on the Contest Page based on the opinions of the Textnovel editorial advisory board. Textnovel reserves the right to declare a tie between more than one winner, in which case the prize money may be divided among the winners.

The prize is as detailed on the Contest Page for its respective contest. The winner(s) will be notified by Textnovel private messaging and/or email and must respond and accept the prize by responding in writing through Textnovel private messaging and/or email within 48 hours. The winner(s) will be announced on the Textnovel site after they are determined and the qualifier for the prize has responded via private message and/or email with their acceptance and a valid email address. The prize will be sent or awarded as set forth on the Contest Page. No assignment, transfer or substitution of the prize is permitted. The value of the prize is expressed in U.S. Dollars. Taxes on the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner(s). Note that if your story wins and was created by multiple authors, Textnovel may require that each such author sign additional agreements.

Textnovel reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry or voting process or the operation of the Contest or the Site; to be in violation of the Terms of Use; to be acting in violation of these Contest Rules; to be acting in an unethical or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, as determined by Textnovel in its sole discretion. Any use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed or similar voting methods will void all entries by such methods and persons using any such methods will be disqualified. Repeated voting by a member for their own story will void that member's Contest participation. If for any reason this Contest is not capable of being conducted as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which, in the sole opinion of Textnovel, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Textnovel reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Textnovel reserves the right to change the Contest Rules prior to the End of Contest.

The End of Contest is described on the Contest Page. However, if not so described, or at Textnovel’s discretion, Textnovel.com may declare the Contest to be over by providing at least 48 hours advance notice on the Textnovel.com website and its Twitter and Facebook accounts. The End of Contest will be determined in the sole discretion of Textnovel.com.

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