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Authors Portal – This page will be changing as we continue to finalize the program, so please check back often for the latest information.


  • Looking to find new readers for your books?
  • Have you ever wanted to work with a fellow author to create a book?
  • Looking for a new way to get marketing exposure while making money from it?


If you answered yes to any of these questions, this is a contest for you.


Readers will be submitting information for characters, locations, story ideas and even plot twists for your team to use and to create a great book.


You will have until August 31st to have the book done and ready to be judged by the readers participating. Top prize winners will have their books published by DEAR Indie and will receive a portion of the profits as royalties for the life of the contract.


What a great way to excersies your writing skills, have fun and raise money for the DEAR Indie Literacy Program that gets books into Title 1 Schools & Libraries.


A Win-Win for everyone!


To begin the process, simply form a team of up to four authors. Assign responsibilities and select the main contact person for us to work with. Then complete the entry form here: http://wefiction.dearindie.org/index.php/author-portal/author-registration


Once we receive the form, we will confirm with you and request your bios and pics of the authors participating in your team. We will promote your and your team during the event. IF your team wins, we will continue to promote you and the team members on the website, social media and other outlets when possible.


A formal publishing contract will be provided before the end of the contest for the members to sign and return to us. No information that is received from, used from or accessed from this website or the organization may be used for any other purpose, writing program, etc. The material can only be used in creating a book for publication that will be sold through our partner Indie Lector bookstore only.


Readers Portal – This page will be changing as we continue to finalize the program, so please check back often for the latest information.

  • Do you love to read books?
  • Have you ever thought about being a part of a story, or give an author a storyline to work with?
  • Maybe even give a location to use?
  • How about being a character in a story?
  • Support Literacy Programs with Donations?

Now is your chance to do any or all of the above and even get an opportunity to judge a book or two for a contest.

WeFiction is an interactive database and reading program that will challenge authors to form a team and write a book with information that readers provide. All of this is done as a fund-raising program for our DEAR Indie Literacy program which gets books into Title 1 Schools & Libraries.

Simply select the option below and complete the form. Make your donation, and we will add your item into a database where authors will make their selections. Then, once the author team is done with the book, you can help judge one or more of the books to assist us in choosing a winner.

If your submission is used, you will receive your choice of an eBook or paperback book autographed by the authors.

Click on one of the following items you would like to submit for (remember this is a fund raising program for Literacy):


Character Submission 

Location Submission

Plot Twist