Black American Culture/Literary Prize seeking books
published in 2004 dealing with studies of black American culture and
literature. Contact or send 4 copies to:
William Sanders Scarborough
Prize, Modern Language Assn, 26 Broadway 3rd Fl, New York, NY
646-576-5141 OR firstname.lastname@example.org
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First Annual Dorrie Wheeler/Sparkledoll Productions New Author Contest
Productions is seeking manuscripts for the mature teen/college age female
audience. We are seeking stories about real life subject matters, written in
first person with strong female leads. We want stories with an edge with
characters that readers will be able to relate to.
One lucky author will have the opportunity to have his/her manuscript
published by Sparkledoll Productions and will also receive a gift certificate in
the amount of $150. Second runner up will receive a $25 gift certificate. All
participants will have the opportunity to have their name and website listed on
our contest results page.
This contest is co-sponsored by author Dorrie Williams-Wheeler. "I
created this contest because I wanted to give a new writer the opportunity to
have his/her manuscript published without having to pay a lot of money or losing
their rights forever. This contest is crafted to be a stepping stone for a new
author in the writing industry."
The 2004 Dorrie Wheeler/Sparkledoll Productions Writing Contest is open to
all unpublished authors. If you have published no more than one title via a
print on demand company or a company that is similar in nature to a POD company
(high priced non returnable titles) you are still eligible to participate. Please
submit original, unpublished work that you own all rights to. Men are
able to participate, but please remember when are looking for stories written
with a female main character. Manuscripts should be at least 25,000 words
in length. Participants must be 18 years or older.
There is an entry fee of $8. This is a legitimate contest. The entry fee
will go to offset the cost for prizes and promotion of the contest. We prefer
payment via Paypal for the entry fee. Entry fee includes the reading of one
manuscript per entrant. If you wish to submit multiple entries please pay one
fee per entry.
We prefer electronic submissions in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Works or Wordpad.
Please e-mail submissions to email@example.com.
Contest entries will not be returned. With all entries please include your name,
e-mail address, and a contact phone number. You may use the Paypal button below
to pay the entry fee.
Please send mail submissions to:
PO Box 56173
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
If you wish to pay the fee via mail please send money order payable to Dorrie
All entries must be postmarked no later than December 15th 2004.
The winner will be announced on February 1, 2005. The name of the winner
will be posted on the Sparkledoll Productions website.
The winner will be awarded a one year exclusive contract with Sparkledoll
Productions. This contract will give Sparkledoll Productions the exclusive
publishing rights to your novel for one year. After that year is up, all
publishing rights return to the author. At that point you can continue to do
business with Sparkledoll, shop your novel around, or self-publish it again on
your own. The winner pays nothing. We will award the winner with five
complimentary copies of the book and sell them author copies at 40% off of the
retail price. We will also make the book available at on-line distribution
markets such as AMAZON.COM and BN.COM.
Sparkledoll Productions will edit your novel, design the cover and market the
novel. The winner will also be awarded a $125 gift certificate and other prizes
to be announced. The runner-up will receive a $25 gift certificate.
We will also send out press releases announcing the contest winner and we will
create a page listing the entrants and the winners details.
When will the book be released?
The book will be released during the second quarter of 2005.
Forward additional questions to
2nd Annual Editors' Prize
for Best Essay/Memoir
About the Award:
Fourth Genre is currently seeking the best creative nonfiction
essay/memoir for its second annual Editor's Prize. Authors of previously
unpublished manuscripts in English are encouraged to enter. The award
amount is $750 for First Prize and $250 for Runner-up. Both winners will
be featured in an upcoming issue of Fourth Genre.
All submissions will be considered individually for publication. Entry
must be previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are accepted,
but author must give notice if work is accepted elsewhere. Entry fee is
$15 for each submission. Checks should be made payable to Michigan State
University Press. Included in the fee is a sample copy of Fourth
The reading period is from December 20, 2004 to January 20, 2005.
Please do not send manuscripts outside of reading period. Manuscript
should be 6000 words maximum, double-spaced, and bound with a clip.
Please include SASE and cover letter with name, address, phone number,
email address, the piece's title, and an approximate word count.
Manuscripts will not be returned; all are recycled. Please do not send
corrections. Winners will be allowed to make changes after
Send completed manuscript to:
Fourth Genre Editor's Prize
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Michigan State University
229 Bessey Hall Easy
Lansing, MI 48824-1033
About the Judge:
Robert L. Root Jr. has written three books on nonfiction, E. B. White:
The Emergence of an Essayist; Working at Writing: Columnists and Critics
Composing; Wordsmithery; and, with Michael Steinberg, The Fourth Genre:
Contemporary Writers of/on Creative Nonfiction. He is the interviews and
roundtable editor of Fourth Genre and taught composition and creative
nonfiction at Central Michigan University. He is a widely published
essayist and author of the memoir Recovering Ruth: A Biographer's Tale.
Good luck to all authors! We look forward to hearing from you.
N.E.B. Publishing invites you to participate in the 3rd Annual One-Page
"If I had more time, I would have written a shorter Story."- Mark
How tight can you write? Create a story of 300 words or less, on any subject,
with a discernible beginning, middle and end. No entry fee.
First Prize: $100
Second Prize: $50
Third Prize: $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
Deadline: January 15, 2005
Visit http://nebpublishing.com for full
contest rules and guidelines.