Giveaway Policy

General FAQ:

  • Once the giveaway is over, winners will be announced by the upcoming weekend and will have one week to contact me. If I do not hear from the declared winner, a new name will be drawn and they will have a week to contact me.
  • If after two draws the winner(s) has still not contacted me, the prize will be forfeit and a new winner(s) will not be named.
  • All giveaways at Literary Escapism run up to two weeks unless otherwise noted.
  • Literary Escapism acts as an intermediary for the giveaway sponsors and are therefore not responsible for unsent, lost, stolen or damaged prizes.
  • We reserve the right to end or extend a giveaway without notice.
  • All giveaways are open internationally unless otherwise noted. Although in some cases, international winner(s) prize(s) may be substituted with an ebook or gift card.
  • Obviously void where prohibited by law.
  • Giveaways will also be posted on Facebook and Twitter, however participants must comment at the giveaway post on LE in order to enter.
  • All giveaways will state who is providing the prize. For sponsor giveaways, Literary Escapism is not responsible for the prizes being offered. If a sponsor does not honor their prize, there is little I can do about it (although giveaways from said sponsor may not occur again). However I have no fears about this happening and just want it known that it is the sponsors responsibility to fulfill their prize obligations and not Literary Escapism.
  • These rules are subject to change or modified without prior notice.

For Giveaway Sponsors:

  • Prize(s), terms and conditions, including any shipping restrictions, must be announced up front.
  • All giveaways must be appropriate for 13 years or older.
  • Literary Escapism will contact the sponsor with the winner(s) address up to two weeks after the giveaway has ended.
  • Giveaway prize(s) should be sent to the winner(s) directly from the sponsor unless other arrangements have already been made.
  • Giveaways will be promoted via the sidebar as well as on Facebook and Twitter for the duration of the giveaway.
  • Giveaways should include items that would interest fantasy/paranormal readers and may include, but are not limited to books, gift cards, swag, etc etc.
  • Literary Escapism reserves the right to reject any giveaway(s) that are deem unsuitable or unsavory.

For Giveaway Entrants:

  • Entrants must answer the question stated within the giveaway in order to enter. Any comments without an answer will be deleted and the entrant disqualified without notification.
  • Winner(s) must provide a valid address within one week or the prize will be forfeit and a new winner(s) chosen.
  • Entrants must be 13 years or older to enter any giveaway on Literary Escapism unless otherwise noted.
  • Entrants under 18 years old must have their parent or guardian’s permission to enter any giveaway on Literary Escapism.
  • If the giveaway prize involves a novel, the winner(s) should post a review of the novel someplace. Whether it is on their own blog, Amazon, GoodReads, LibraryThing or wherever, it doesn’t matter. Just help get the word out.
  • Winner(s) will be chosen by the snazzy new plug-in I have unless otherwise stated.
  • Winners will be announced on Literary Escapism and will not be contacted via email. It is the entrants responsibility to check the LE posting to see if they have won.
  • Personal information will never be sold or shared except with the sponsor of the giveaway.  Afterwards, all information will be deleted.
  • Prize(s) shipped overseas may take 7-10 weeks to reach its destination. I apologize for the inconvenience, but to keep the giveaways open internationally, I can only ship in the most economical way which will obviously take longer.
  • If the prize(s) is returned to me due to an incorrect mailing addresses provided to LE, the winner(s) has the option of having it resent at their own expense.
  • The prize stated is the prize you will receive unless otherwise contacted. Due to circumstances, an alternate prize may be substituted at the sponsors discretion. Winner(s) may not request a substitution and the prize is non-transferable. If you do not want the prize being offered, you are more than welcome to answer the question, but please mention that you are not entering the giveaway.
  • Please note: if you win an electronic copy of a book, it is illegal to forward, giveaway or copy it in any fashion once you receive it. Doing so violates the author’s copyright and if I find out about it, you will be banned from future giveaways.
  • By entering any giveaway, you are agreeing to adhere to any of the preceding terms.