The much anticipated Unpublished Manuscript Contest returns in 2019.
- The beginning of your unpublished work, and a synopsis of the story, not to exceed 3,000 words total
- General Fiction
- YA (Young Adult)
- Youth Entry – Any genre but the author is less than 18 years old
- Contest opens March 1, 2019, and closes May 1, or when the 80 entry limit is reached.
- The top score in each genre will be considered finalists, and will be announced August 30, 2019. With the exception of the Youth category, which will have 3 finalists.
- The overall winner (top score), and youth winner will be announced at the Permian Basin Writers Workshop October 12, 2019
- Besides a simple score, you will receive detailed feedback from the judges on your work.
- See how your work measures up in your genre
- Finalists will receive a certificate, a badge for their website, and recognition at the Writer’s Workshop.
- Overall winner and Youth winner receive the above, as well as a $50 cash award
- A manuscript that has never been published in any format
- One entry per person
- Send a synopsis and the beginning of the work, not to exceed 3,000 words (including synopsis)
- Format: submit in 12pt. Times New Roman, double-spaced. Synopsis single-spaced
- Must choose 1st and 2nd choice of genre. A genre will require ten entries to be valid
- $25 per entry, $15 for Youth entry. No refunds for any reason
- The subject line of the submission should be, ‘Title/author name’ – the author’s name should not appear in the text submission anywhere
Countdown to Contest Opening