BOB stands for “Beginning of Book” (First 500 words) and is open to all conference attendees.
BOB CONTEST Categories:
ROMANCE / WOMEN’S FICTION
CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK
NONFICTION / HISTORICAL / GENERAL FICTION
SPECULATIVE (FANTASY / SCI-FI / DYSTOPIA )
ENTRY FEE: $10 per submission.
WHO MAY ENTER:
- All writers registered for the ANWA 2016 Writers Conference, published and unpublished, may enter.
- All entries must be original and not previously accepted for publication or production at the time of submission.
- The conference committee members responsible for BOB are ineligible to submit an entry and are required to maintain anonymity of the judges and the competitors.
- Prizes will be awarded at the 2016 ANWA Conference on Friday.
- All entries will receive critiques from three separate judges.
HOW TO ENTER:
- All entries due by Midnight on July 8, 2016 (Mountain Standard Time.)
- Submit your BOB entry as an e-mail attachment, .doc or .docx format.
- Style Guide: Times New Roman, Calibri or Arial, 12pt, and double spaced.
- Type your name only in the subject header of the e-mail. Please remove any mention of your name from the actual manuscript portion of the attachment.
- Type the TITLE of your work in all caps in both the subject header and on the document.
- Submit the first 500 words ONLY.
- Entries not received in the aforementioned format will be returned to the author for appropriate resubmission. Entries not correctly resubmitted before the deadline will be disqualified.
- Multiple submissions in multiple categories are accepted.
Note: Individual submissions may only be entered once per contest. The same submission cannot be entered into multiple genre categories in a single contest year.
- You must register for conference before you enter the BOB Contest.
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
- Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry it believes contains obscene, offensive, or inappropriate content.
- Contest sponsor reserves the right to combine categories due to insufficient numbers of entries.
- This is a double blind contest, where the authors don't know the judges names and the judges don't know the authors names.
- The names of the judges will not be disclosed.