Before I was a published novelist, I was a reader (still am, of course!), so I know that many of you readers out there have tried your hand at writing a novel of your own, as well. Maybe you finished it and it’s hidden away in a desk drawer. If that’s you, then here’s your chance to get your manuscript noticed. Here is all the information you need to enter the Rising Star Contest from a great organization called WFWA. We all have to start somewhere and this is a good way to take off. So, what other writing contests are out there for prepublished authors? Share if you have links.
Good luck, friends.
The Rising Star Contest is limited to the first 75 entries.
Contest Opens: May 1, 2014
Entry Deadline: June 27, 2014
Finalists Announced: August 13, 2014
Edited Finalist Entries Due: August 20, 2014
Winners Announced: October 10, 2014
Entry Submission Details
Submit the first thirty-five (35) pages of a completed manuscript (60,000 words or more), plus a 2-3 page synopsis. The synopsis is not judged.
$30 WFWA Members $35 non-WFWA Members