Contests - Your Chance to Shine

Are you ready to be an award-winning author or writer?

Submit to our contest and you may hear your name called at our "Just Deserts Desserts" Awards Banquet Saturday night.

Here are the categories and submission instructions for your UNPUBLISHED and UNCONTRACTED works:

 

Category Guidelines
Articles

Submit a nonfiction article of no more than 1,000 words.

Bible Studies

Submit an outline, plus first 1,000 words.

Children's Early Reader

Submit a one paragraph summary, plus first 500 words,

Children's Picture

Submit the entire work, without graphics.

Devotionals

Submit the Bible verse and short prayer/inspirational saying,

PLUS up to three devotionals that are up to 300 words each.

Flash Fiction (A short story of no more than 1000 words.) Submit entire piece.
Middle Grade Books

Fiction or Nonfiction: Submit a one paragraph description, plus first 1,000 words.

Nonfiction Books

Submit a one paragraph description of work, plus first 1,500 words.

Novels (6 cats.)

Submit a one paragraph description, plus first 1,500 words.
Indicate: Contemporary/Contemporary Women’s, Historical/Biblical,
 Mystery/Suspense, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Speculative/Fantasy.
Submissions can only be entered in one category, with only one submission per category.

Poetry

Submit up to 3 poems, single spaced No more than 3 pages total.

Short Story

(A work of fiction of no more than 7,500) Submit a one paragraph description, plus first 1,500 words 

YA Fiction

Submit a one paragraph description, plus first 1,500 words

YA Nonfiction

Submit a one paragaraph description, plus first 1,500 words

 

FCWC will award "best title" at the 2017 Just Deserts Desserts!

Elk Lake Publishing is offering TWO contracts* in 2017:
1. First Place Over-all Fiction 
2. First Place Over-all Nonfiction 

*First Place in both fiction (overall) and nonfiction books guarantees a full read of the manuscript (to be sent to the publisher within three (3) months of the conference) with the possibility of publication. All submissions must adhere to Elk Lake Publishing Inc.’s submission guidelines available at ElkLakePublishingInc.com.

 

Submission Requirements

Must be received no later than January 15, 2017 at: 

Taryn Souders
32939 Wolfs Trail
Sorrento, FL  32776

Each UNPUBLISHED, UNCONTRACTED submission must include a cover sheet with: Your name, email address, title of your work, and category entered.

Each page after should not include your name or any tell-tale evidence of the author.

Each submission should be double-spaced, Times New Roman (black), font size 12, with 1" margins.

Multiple submissions accepted, but not within the same category.

Include a check for $25 made out to "Word Weavers International" for each category entered.

You must be registered for the Conference to enter.

 

The judges reserve the right to switch the category for an entry, to cancel a category if the number of entries is insufficient

or to decide not to have a winner if the level of the best entries is not up to publishing industry standards.