Sunday, August 25, 2013

Writing Contests for Unpublished Manuscripts

The Dante Rossetti Awards – Young Adult Novels Writing Contest 2013 
Description: Published (Legacy, Indie, Self-Pub, Small Press, E-pub) and unpublished manuscripts
Host: Chanticleer Book Reviews and Media
Deadline: August 31, 2013
Fee: $40
Prize: $1000, Promotion and reviews by Chanticleer Book Reviews and Media

Women’s Novel Competition 
Description: Novels written for adults (and young adults) in any genre by previously unpublished women novelists. Submit first 5,000 words. 
Host: Mslexia
Deadline: September 23, 2013
Fee: £25
Prize: £5,000, professional feedback

Looking for Love 
Description: Novel length (50,000 +) manuscripts featuring fresh, fun, unconventional love stories.
Host: Quirk Books
Deadline: October 1, 2013
Fee: $0
Prize: $10,000 and publication by Quirk Books

William Faulkner - William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition 
Description: Annual competitions for previously unpublished works (multiple categories, including novel, and books-in-progress)
Host: Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society
Deadline: May 1, 2014
Fee: $10 - $40
Prize: $750 - $7,500

Page to Fame 
Description: On going competition with three rounds: first page, first 5 pages, first 50 pages. Rated by users of WeBook’s site. 
Deadline: On going
Fee: $0
Prize: Winners manuscript viewed by literary agents. 

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