Writers in Residence Reading Suite Contest

Writers in Residence Reading Suite Contest


Hotel Commonwealth – Writers in Residence Reading Suite Contest is a giveaway designed to encourage people to submit their writing samples to hotelcommonwealth.com. People who submit the first 500 words on the piece they plan to work on while in residence will be entered to win one prize of a two (2) week stay 12/15/19 – 12/30/19 in Hotel Commonwealth’s Reading Suite.  All submissions are due by 11:59 EST on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019. All qualified submissions will be evaluated by a local panel, including Ben Mezrich. The winner will have the opportunity to publicly present their manuscript at a fall reading.

The Winner will be notified via direct email message between November 15th – 30th, 2019. Communication will come from an official representative from Hotel Commonwealth. The Winners will need to respond to the email messages to claim their prize.

Prizes will be:

(1) grand prize is comprised of a complimentary two (2) week stay beginning 12/15/19 – 12/30/19 in Hotel Commonwealth’s Reading Suite. Prize winner is responsible for scheduling their own transportation.


Consumer Disclosure:

You have not yet won this contest.

No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest.

(1) prize will be awarded during the course of the contest, which are detailed in the prizes section above.

The odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received. There will be (1) prize.

The sponsors are Sage Hospitality Resources, LLC (“Sage”) and Hotel Commonwealth (“Hotel”) (collectively “Sponsor”). Sage’s actual principal place of business is 1575 Welton St., Denver, CO 80202, and the Hotel’s actual principal place of business is 500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02215.

Receipt of the prize is restricted as follows:

This contest is intended for participation in the United States only and is open only to participants who at the time of entry are legal residents of and physically located in the United States and are age 21 or older.

Only one proposal may be submitted per person.

Work submitted may not be previously published anywhere else.

Any submissions sent in after Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 will not be accepted.

To apply, please submit electronic copies only. Hardcopies will not be accepted. Synopsis of proposed project must not exceed 500 words.

Residency covers guest room charges only. This residency does not include food, beverage, parking or any additional incidental charges. Some restrictions may apply.          

This program is intended for emerging authors, applicants should not have already published any books.

Employees, officers and directors of the Sponsor, and those entities involved in the preparation of materials and/or administration of this contest, suppliers, distributors, or retailers for the Hotel, and their immediate family members (spouse, siblings, children and parents) and those living in the same household as such individuals (whether or not related) are not eligible to enter.

If a prize notification is returned as non-deliverable, or if a potential winner is not eligible or does not comply with the Official Rules, a forfeiture of the prize will result and an alternate potential winner may be selected.

As a condition of participating in this contest, all participants agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this contest or the prize awarded shall be governed by the laws of the State of Colorado and that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties and causes of action arising out of or connected with this contest shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court in Colorado having jurisdiction. Further, in such dispute, under no circumstances will a participant be permitted to obtain awards for and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than the participant’s actual out of pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this context).

All participants in the contest agree to hereby release, discharge and hold harmless the Sponsor, and its affiliates, parents, subsidiary and related companies, advertising and promotion agencies, HotelCommonwalth.com (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”) and the Promotion Entities’ respective offices, directors, employees, independent contractors, representatives and agents from any and all claims, actions, demands, losses, liabilities and damages of and kind whatsoever existing now or arising in the future (including, without limitation, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages), costs and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees, court costs, settlement and disbursements) directly or indirectly arising in whole or in part out of acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize, participation in any contest or prize related activity, access to a web site, and/or participation in this promotion.

The Promotion Entities are not responsible for injury or damage to the participants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this contest or downloading materials from or use of any web site. If, for any reason, the contest is not capable of running as planned by reason of, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which the Sponsor deems, in its sole opinion, could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this contest, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest or any part thereof and select the winner from entries received prior to the action or as otherwise may be deemed fair and equitable by the Sponsor.

The Promotion Entities shall not be liable to the winner or any other person for a failure to execute the contest, or supply a prize or any part thereof, by reason of any act of God, any action, regulation, order or request by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether valid or invalid), equipment failure, terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any similar or dissimilar event beyond their reasonable control.

By entering and, if applicable, accepting a prize, participants and/or the winner hereby consent, where lawful, to the use by the Sponsor (and its authorized third parties) of their name, hometown, and/or biographical information in any and all media now known or hereafter developed worldwide, and on the Internet and World Wide Web, without additional compensation, and without the right of review, notification or approval.

By participating in this contest, guest names will be supplied along with contact information to Sage and the Hotel as an entry to one of the above mentioned prizes. Your contact information will not be sold or shared with entities outside of Sage and the Hotel.

This contest starts on or about 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time on Monday, June 24th, 2019 and ends 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

The contest winner will be selected by a panel and announced between November 15-30, 2019.

Do not participate in the contest if you are not a legal resident of and physically located in the United States at the time of entry or you otherwise do not fall within the eligibility requirements set forth herein. Any entry submitted which does not fall within the eligibility requirements set forth herein will be void.

For the winner’s name, contact the address listed above after November 30, 2019. For questions or comments please email marketing@sagehospitality.com.