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Spring 2015 Leapfrog Press Fiction Contest

2 March 2015

Fiction Contest

Welcome to the 2015 Leapfrog Fiction Contest page!

Deadline: May 1, 2015

Adult, YA, and middle grade novels, novellas and story collections; minimum length 22,000 words. 

Finalist: $150 plus manuscript critique by this year’s finalist judge, author Mark Brazaitis.

First prize: Finalist awards plus publication contract with $1,000 royalty advance.

Past Winners: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

the entry fee is $30.

What to Enter

Adult, young adult (YA) and middle grade (MG) novels, novellas, and short story collections are accepted. Minimum word count: 22,000. Individual stories in a collection may have been published in journals. Books that have been self-published will be considered “:unpublished” if fewer than about 200 copies were printed.

We look for literary fiction and mainstream fiction, including science fiction. Generally we are less interested in strict genre fiction, but if a manuscript is good and grabs our attention, we don’t care what the genre is.

How to Enter

All entries must be submitted by email to fictioncontest@leapfrogpress.com . Subject line: “Contest entry Book Title–adult novel.” Use your actual manuscript title or part of it, and indicate whether it is a novel, story collection, novella, YA novel, or MG novel. If you are unsure whether it is for adults or young adults, or should be called a novel or a novella, just take a guess. We are not picky about category.

In the body of your email message, please include your name, complete manuscript title, mailing address, and email address. Please do not include any biographical information. Indicate whether your entry fee will be coming by check or via PayPal/credit card. This helps us match PayPal payments to manuscripts.

Attach your complete manuscript to your message as a Word or PDF file. Please REMOVE any identifying information from the file before sending: no author name or address should be included. This includes information in page headers/footers, title pages, and so forth. If you forget, don’t worry: we’ll remove the information before the manuscript reaches the judges.

We ask that you do not attach a file greater than bout 1.5 MB. If this is a problem, please contact us. You may send larger files by Hightail or some other file-sharing system, but we need to know in advance if you are doing so. However, there is no reason for any manuscript file to exceed a couple of MB at the most. If yours does, it has illustrations that need to be removed or made smaller (lower resolution).

Finally, use the PayPal link below for your entry fee of $30, or send a check to Leapfrog Press 2015 Fiction Contest, PO Box 505, Fredonia, NY 14063.

Visit the website for complete guidelines:  http://leapfrogpress.com/contest.htm

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Last Call! Full Fathom Five’s $10,000 Fiction Contest – Deadline: Nov. 30, 2014

19 November 2014

Submit your manuscript to Full Fathom Five’s Fiction Contest!

FFF Digital is a new publisher of quality fiction e-books.

We are searching for some of the best original fiction
out there, and hosting a contest to find it.

Four Finalists will receive an offer for a publishing deal with FFF Digital,
and one Grand Prize Winner will take home $10,000!

Worried you might not win? Don’t be!

Non-Finalists are still eligible to receive
an offer of a digital publishing contract.

So get crackin’, because our team is excited to read your work.

Here’s everything you need to know:

(1)Deadline: November 30th, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST).

(2) It is FREE to participate

(3) Participants must be at least 13 years of age

(4) Full Fathom Five employees, family members, or those living in the same household as FFF employees are not eligible to participate. All other participants are welcome, unless participation is prohibited by local law.

(5) Participants may enter multiple submissions

(6) Works written by multiple participants (“co-authors”) may be submitted as a single entry—but you’ll have to split the prize money!

All submissions must include:

(1) Participant’s legal name (which will be kept anonymous)

(2) Participant’s email address and phone number

(3) A full manuscript (DOC, DOCX, or PDF) of at least 50,000 words

(4) A brief pitch and synopsis of the manuscript (excluding name and/or pseudonym)

Your submission must be: 

(1) An original unpublished or self-published work of fiction

(2) A minimum of 50,000 words. There is no word limit, and entries may be part of a larger series. We love series!

(3) Written for an Adult, New Adult, and/or Young Adult audience

(4) Identified as ONE of the following genres*:

        – Horror
        – Romance
        – Science Fiction/Fantasy
        – Mystery/Thriller

*Submissions will be separated for judging by genre. Each individual submission may include more than one genre, but must be categorized by the participant under one of the four applicable genres for judging.

(5) Complete & Final. Submitted manuscripts cannot be edited or resubmitted after the fact. (If you believe you have made an error after submitting, please email contest@fullfathomfive.com within 48 hours of the initial submission.)

Judging: 

(1) All submissions will be judged by a team of Full Fathom Five editors.

(2) To ensure anonymity during the judging process, all entries will be filtered through a third party. Submissions will contain none of your identifying information once it reaches our judges’ hands.

(3) Submissions will be judged against entries submitted within the same genre (horror, romance, science fiction/fantasy, or mystery/thriller).  One Finalist will be selected from each of these genres, with a total of four Contest Finalists.

(3) One submission out of the four Finalists will be selected as the Contest Winner. Finalists and the Contest Winner will be notified at least 15 days prior to the winning announcement on February 25th, 2015.

(4) Submissions will be judged on a scale of 1­–20 in each of the following categories, for a combined scored out of 60:

       – Originality of concept /idea

       – Quality of writing and structure

       – Execution of concept, character and plot developement

PRIZES! 

(1) We’ll announce the Contest Winner right here, at www.fullfathomfive.com/contest, on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 at 4PM EST.

(2) The Contest Winner will receive a prize of $10,000, and an offer for an exclusive publishing contract with Full Fathom Five Digital.

*Bonus: The $10,000 is not an advance to earn out—it’s yours to spend!*

(3) The remaining three Finalists will receive an offer for an exclusive publishing contract with Full Fathom Five Digital.

(4) Many wonderful submissions won’t make the final cut—but we may still be interested in publishing your work! If that’s the case, we promise to notify you within 90 days of completion of the contest.

READY, SET, SUBMIT! VISIT:

http://fullfathomfive.com/?page_id=780