BOB (Beginning of Book) Contest

BOB (Beginning of Book) Contest

DATE:

Prizes awarded at ANWA's Writers Conference September 14-16, 2017

EVENT COST:

$10 per entry

BOB stands for “Beginning of Book” (First 500 words) and is open to all conference attendees.

BOB CONTEST Categories:

  • MIDDLE GRADE

  • YOUNG ADULT GENERAL

  • YOUNG ADULT SPECULATIVE (FANTASY / SCI-FI / DYSTOPIA )

  • ADULT SPECULATIVE (FANTASY / SCI-FI / DYSTOPIA )

  • ROMANCE (CONTEMPORARY/HISTORICAL)

  • MYSTERY / SUSPENSE / WOMEN'S FICTION

  • NONFICTION / MEMOIR / HISTORICAL / GENERAL FICTION

ENTRY FEE: $10 per submission.

WHO MAY ENTER:

  • All writers registered for the ANWA 2017 Writers Conference, published and unpublished, may enter.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:

  • Prizes will be awarded at the 2017 ANWA Conference on Friday.
  • All entries will receive critiques from three separate judges.
  • NEW THIS YEAR: The critiques will be emailed directly to the contestants within two weeks of the conclusion of the ANWA Writers Conference. 

HOW TO ENTER:

  • You must register for conference before you enter the BOB Contest.
  • All entries due by Midnight on July 8, 2017 (Mountain Standard Time.)
  • Email entries to bobcontest@anwa-lds.org .
  • You will receive an automatic reply once your entry has been submitted.
  • Submit the first 500 words ONLY.
  • 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.
  • Entries not submitted correctly before the deadline will lose points or may be disqualified.
  • The subject of your email should include: Your name, TITLE of your work in all caps, and Contest Category (Genre.)
  • Your document should be submitted and saved with the TITLE, in all caps, and Genre.
  • Please remove any mention of your name from the actual manuscript portion of the attachment. 
  • 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.

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.

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