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CONTEST – Amazon Breakthrough Novel

19 Jan

“Nothing ventured, nothing gained!”

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

Deadline: February 6th, 2011 (application window begins January 24th) *Maximum 5,000 entries per category

Fee: Free

Prize: 2 Grand Prizes (1 for General Fiction, 1 for Young Adult): a publishing contract with Penguin with a $15,000 advance  * Additional prizes offered

 Type: Fiction Novel: General/YA 

 Specifics: Please see the official rules.

Special Notes: Applicants must be unpublished or self-published. 

 How: Register at  www.createspace.com/abna

CONTEST: 2011 Highlight’s – Fiction

23 Nov

“Nothing ventured, nothing gained!”

HIGHLIGHTS FOR CHILDREN FICTION CONTEST

Website: http://www.highlights.com/highlights-fiction-contest

Deadline: January 31st, 2011 (postmarked after January 1st)

Fee: Free

Prize: $1,000 (3 winners) or tuition for the Highlights Foundation Writers Workshop at Chautauqua.

Type: Fiction/ Topic: embarrassing moment.

Specifics: Maximum of 750 words (450 words for beginners)

Special Notes: At least 16 years old. Entries not accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope will not be returned. All submissions must be previously unpublished. Manuscripts or envelopes should be clearly marked FICTION CONTEST. Those not marked in this way will be considered as regular submissions to Highlights. *** Highlights Foundation Writers Workshop at Chautauqua: July 16-23, 2011, $2,400 ( $1,985 1st-time attendees registering before
February 26, 2010). Includes: full week’s immersion in the world of writers and their words, all meals, conference supplies, gate pass to Chautauqua Institution.

How:

FICTION CONTEST

Highlights for Children

803 Church Street

Honesdale, PA 18431

CONTEST: Delacorte Press – YA Novel

22 Nov

Opportunity is knocking. Will you open the door?

DELACORTE PRESS CONTEST FOR A FIRST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

Website: http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/writingcontests/

Deadline: December 31, 2010 (postmarked after October 1, 2010)

Fee: FREE!

Prize: A book contract worth $1,500 in cash and a $7,500 advance against royalties.

Type: Young Adult Novel

Specifics: 100-224 page typewritten manuscript with a contemporary setting, suitable for readers ages 12 to 18 Include abrief plot summary and cover page. See website for more details.

Special Notes: Unpublished (YA Novels) US & Canadian writers. Manuscripts submitted to a previous Delacorte Press contest are not eligible. Exclusive submissions only (including agents). The judges reserve the right not to award a prize (as was the case recently in 2008, 2007 & 2004).

How:

Delacorte Press Contest

Random House, Inc.

1745 Broadway, 9th Floor

New York, New York 10019