Look into the Christian Writers Guild's Operation First Novel.
Open to CWG members who have not yet had a book published by a traditional, royalty-paying publisher, this annual contest has given new novelists a chance for their work to be read. This year three winners will receive publication packages from the Christian Writers Guild and BelieversPress for a combined value of over $30,000.
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Make Your Publishing Dream a Reality
You Can Win Over $20,000 and Be a Published Novelist by Next Year
Submit your completed novel to our Operation First Novel contest by September 3 and you could win a publishing package worth more than $20,000!
It’s easy to enter. You just have to be a Guild member (click here to join) who hasn’t yet had a book released by a traditional publisher.
When you register for Guild membership, we’ll give you, absolutely free, a set of five recent CWG webinars on the art of creating popular fiction — a $50 value! Review all five sessions to make sure your story is ready to enter.
When You Enter
Besides submitting a 75,000- to 85,000-word fiction manuscript, you also submit:
● a logline (a one-sentence summary with plot elements and an emotional hook)
● a 750-word synopsis
Judges will review each manuscript for characterization, plot, conflict, dialogue, setting, mechanics, and writing quality.
First prize includes a full print and e-book publishing package as part of the Jerry B. Jenkins select line from Christian Writers Guild Publishing, a $21,000 value!
Second place wins a print publishing package from BelieversPress worth $6,500!
Third prize is an e-book publishing package from BelieversPress worth $2,800!
You have until September 3, 2014 to enter.
Click here for full contest rules, descriptions of the three award packages, and a link for submitting your entry.
The winners will be announced January 16, 2015 at the Writing for the Soul writing and publishing conference in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
You’ve written your novel. Now take the next steps to make it a winner — in Operation First Novel!
Will you be the next new voice in fiction?