BOB Contest

Annual BOB Contest

Registration Opens May 1st, 2017

To edit an existing registration, click here

The BOB Contest Categories are

  • MIDDLE GRADE

  • YOUNG ADULT CONTEMPORARY

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

  • ROMANCE (CONTEMPORARY/HISTORICAL)

  • MYSTERY/SUSPENSE/WOMEN’S FICTION

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

  • 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  • All writers registered for the ANWA 2017 Writers Conference, published and unpublished, may enter.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 Saturday, July 8, 2017 (Mountain Standard Time.)
  • Email entries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • 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 the email should include: Your name, TITLE of your work in all caps, and 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.

REGISTRATION PROCEDURES:

  • You may sign up to enter the BOB Contest when you register for the Conference.
  • If you have already registered for the ANWA Writers Conference and have decided to now register for the BOB Contest, follow these steps:
    1. Edit your registration by clicking on the "To edit an existing registration, click here" link above.
    2. Click next on the small pencil icon and your registration will appear.
    3. Follow the "How to Enter" rules above and submit and pay for your BOB entry.
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