Inspire Fiction Writers,
Here's a great contest with a short deadline. I know several of you have manuscripts that could be ready by the deadline.
Sponsor Competition for Aspiring Fiction Authors
Winner Receives $10,000 Publishing Contract
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., September 3, 2008 – Unpublished Christian fiction
writers, get your manuscripts ready. Zondervan, a world leader in
Christian communications, today announced All About the Story, a
writing competition for first-time novelists. The winner will receive
a $10,000 publishing contract with Zondervan, and all finalists will
have their works recognized during the Christian Book EXPO in Dallas
in March 2009.
Sponsored by Zondervan and Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference,
All About the Story is open to any unpublished writer who has attended
a past Mount Hermon Writer's conference or who is registered for the
2009 conference. In addition to the opportunity for their work to be
published by Zondervan, the winning author will also receive valuable
feedback from editors and experienced judges, including bestselling
Christian fiction authors Karen Kingsbury, Terri Blackstock, Brandilyn
Collins and Noel Hynd.
"We know there are many talented Christian fiction writers who just
need an opportunity like this to get the break they need to become a
published author," said Dudley Delffs, vice president and publisher of
Trade Books at Zondervan. "We are pleased to partner with Mount Hermon
to uncover top writing talent just waiting to be discovered."
The All About the Story contest will be judged in three stages:
Synopsis and the first 5,000 words of work will be judged to determine
Semi-finalists will submit a full manuscript to be judged by Zondervan
editors to determine finalists.
The winner will be determined by a panel of bestselling authors.
The grand prize winner will receive a publishing contract with
Zondervan including a $10,000 advance on royalties. Finalists will be
recognized at the Christian Book EXPO in Dallas, Texas, March 20-22,
2009. The winner will be announced at the 2009 Mount Hermon Writer's
Conference on Saturday, April 4, 2009.
All first-round entries must be received before November 5th, 2008.
For additional information, and contest rules, visit
www.zondervan.com/fiction or email
About Mount Hermon
Founded in 1906, Mount Hermon was the first Christian camp west of the
Mississippi. From its inception, Mount Hermon has been both
interdenominational and evangelical. For 102 years Mount Hermon has
consistently proclaimed Jesus as Lord and Savior, by teaching the
authoritative Word of God and serving churches and other Christian
ministries both here and around the world.
Zondervan, a HarperCollins company, is the world leader in Christian
communications and the leading Christian publishing brand. For more
than 75 years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian
experiences by influential authors and emerging voices, and has been
honored with more Christian Book Awards than any other publisher.
Zondervan is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., with offices in San
Diego, Miami and London. Its resources are sold worldwide and are
translated into nearly 200 languages in more than 60 countries. Visit
Zondervan online at www.zondervan.com.