The free book edit contest is now closed for submissions.
I have edited each entry immediately upon receiving it, and made hopefully helpful suggestions for improvement. Many contestants have responded with appreciative replies.
They were all allowed to resubmit. I then edited the new version, and in some cases invited and accepted a third attempt.
The final version of each entry has been sent to Theresa Hortley, who is a teacher. She has spent her school holidays on acting as an independent judge, with no personal benefit to herself. She is now back at work, and will read the last entries during the weekend.
We will then compare our selection of 10 finalists. Our disagreements will be settled by Emeritus Professor Florence Weinberg, although she is doing her best to meet a deadline with her next book. Oh, she is the author of 10 books that have won 11 awards. She is helping me out of friendship.
I hope to notify contestants, and post the shortlist here, on the 1st of November, 2018.
Why are we doing this?
If you look around Bobbing Around, you’ll see that its theme is the desire to convert an insane global culture of greed and conflict into a sane one of decency, cooperation, compassion. For humanity to survive, we need to change from grasping to giving.
I have realised that all living beings are apprentice Buddhas. We are on the road toward enlightenment, and the way to get there is to do our best to act as if we were already enlightened.
That’s the way we are running this contest.
Please join us.