Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Writing Contest - Win 35000 Dollars & A Publishing Contract

ROLL OF THUNDER PUBLISHING CONTEST

Prizes: 
             (i) A Publishing Contract from Penguin Random House LLC.
             (ii) 35000 Dollars Cash Advance. 
             (iii) Royalty on Book Sales.

Formats: MS-Word or PDF. (Other formats will be rejected!)

Targeted Audience: 8-14 y.o.

Word Count: 25000 to 75000 Words

Deadline: June 21, 2016 (EST)

Entries will be judged based on:
             (i) overall storytelling; 
             (ii) creativity; 
             (iii) originality; and 
             (iv) writing ability.
Equal weight will be given to each criterion.

Royalties as follows: 
             (i) on hardcover, 10% up to 50,000 copies and 12.5% thereafter; 
             (ii) on paperback, 6% up to 50,000 copies and 7% thereafter; 
             (iii) on audio, 8% of net; 
             (iv) ebook, 25% of net; 
             (v) world rights/all subrights at a 50/50 split; and 
             (vi) an option on their next children’s or YA novel.

Eligibility: The Contest is open to people of color (or those who self-identify as other than white) who are residents of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories and possessions, 18 years of age or older at time of entry and who have not had any works of fiction published in any medium prior to entering the Contest. 

Read the complete guidelines.

NO ENTRY FEE. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

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