The contest is open for entries between May 26 and June 23, 2020.
Winners and honorable mentions will be announced July 14, 2020.
Entries for the 2020 competition will open on May 26, 2020 and close at midnight (24:00) (Eastern Time) June 23, 2020. Please check this time zone converter to convert the deadline into your own time zone in order to avoid disappointment and inability to enter.
Only entries received and paid for by the entry deadline will be considered. The entry fee for each entry is $10.00 in US dollars.
Entries that are not paid for, are incomplete, corrupted or submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
Please submit only the first page of your novel-in-progress (single-page, not 2-sided). This should be the first page of the first chapter, not the first page of a prologue or introduction. It's fine if your page ends mid-paragraph or mid-sentence. Entries that exceed one page will be disqualified without refund of the entry fee.
Please double-space one 8.5” x 11” or A-4 page, using Times New Roman 12-point font, 1-inch (2.54 cm) margins all around. Entries that do not match this formatting will be disqualified without refund of the entry fee.
Your name should not appear anywhere on the page or in the name of your document, but you're welcome to include the novel's title if you wish (there's a place to enter the title in the submission form, too).
No alterations may be made to the entry once it is submitted.
Each entry must be accompanied by the $10 (USD) entry fee.
Writers are welcome to submit more than one entry—each entry needs to be submitted and paid for as a separate entry.