I’ve contracted some kind of stomach virus the last couple of days. So rather than try to string a few words about personal finance together, I’m going to offer some cash and discounts at Hyrax Publications – a collection of writings from frequent commenter Kosmo of The Soap Boxers. While most of the website is dedicated to fiction, something that doesn’t usual interest me, there is an interesting looking guide to writing and selling short stories.
Kosmo has offered two $5 gift certificates to Lazy Man and Money readers. I know it doesn’t sound like a lot of money, but $5 goes a long way with the prices Kosmo is charging. To enter to win, just leave a comment on this post with a valid email address on or before this Friday at 11:59PM PT. I’ll pick two winning email address and send them on to Kosmo to send you the gift certificates.
In addition to the contest, Kosmo has offered all readers of Lazy Man and Money a 25% discount from the store. You can simply collect your 25% by following the instructions at this link.
You can use the discount with the gift certificates, to get what Kosmo says is $6.66 of free stuff. I’m too sick to really do that math, so I’m going to take his word for it.
Kosmo @ The Soap Boxers says
To stave off the unfortunate connection to the mark of the beast, I’ll bump the gift certificates to $5.25. Use in conjunction with the coupon and you can get items with a total sticker price of $7 for free.
To clarify about the guide to short fiction writing – this actually doesn’t contain any information about selling stories. It is focused just on the craft of writing short stories.
I also offer a money back guarantee. If you don’t like what you buy, simply send me an email with the reason (preferably something specific). I want you to be a satisfied customer. I’m not going to take your money if you hate my stories.
The stories run heavily to crime and sports (sometimes both in the same story), but cover a variety of genres. Many stories are just a few pages, but a few are 20-30.
Alert readers will be able to guess my favorite sandwich if they read enough of the stories :)
That sounds cool, I’ve never heard of this website before, so I’ll have to check it out!
Andy Hough says
I like free stories so I will take a shot.