PB Contest Part II: Submission Guidelines and Payment of Entry Fee
Last month we announced our new Write2Ignite Conference contest to find the best unpublished picture book manuscript, and there are two categories!
FICTION PICTURE BOOKS (age 4-8)
NON-FICTION PICTURE BOOKS (age 5-10)
The prize package for the 2 winners includes a free detailed critique from Write2Ignite, a plaque, free admission into our September conference, bragging rights, and a boost of confidence! Prize valued at $200. We will announce the winners’ names and story titles on our website, Facebook, and Twitter. All entrants will receive free access to a live instructional writing webinar hosted by Write2Ignite planned for July.
Deadline for entering is May 31, 2019. See HERE for Part 1, contest rules.
CONTEST ENTRY FORMAT
Include your first and last name in the upper left corner of every page. Use Times New Roman or Courier, 12-point font, black ink. Word count only goes on first page. Number all pages. Double space your manuscript. Margins should be one inch all around.
Save your entry as a PDF or a Word doc named: YourFirstName_YourLastName_W2i_PictureBookContest.doc (or .docx or .pdf) Please replace “YourFirstName_YourLastName” with your actual first and last name. If you are entering the contest more than once, please add a 1, 2, or 3, etc. to the end of your document name. (i.e. YourFirstName_YourLastName_AS_Short_Story_Contest1.doc and YourFirstName_YourLastName_AS_Short_Story_Contest2.doc) In the upper left hand corner on every page, include your name. Entries that do not follow this format are subject to disqualification.
DIRECTIONS TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY
First you pay your $20 entry fee, sending a check with “PB Contest” written on the memo line to Mrs. Cathy Biggerstaff, 410 Aydlotte Rd, Rutherfordton NC 28139. We also hope to have an online link for contest payment ready soon, so if you want to pledge your intent to pay online, email Mrs. Biggerstaff at firstname.lastname@example.org, and she’ll let you know when the payment link is ready.
Once your entry fee is received, we will send you the email address to which you will submit your picture book manuscript. Please check your email! You will receive confirmation that your entry has been received.
WINNERS AND RIGHTS
The winners will be announced in the webinar, in our Facebook group, and on our website. We do not own your work. We will discuss the winners’ work in the webinar but will not publish it so that first rights to publication may be sold elsewhere.
That’s it! Please review the contest rules HERE, and get those submissions in!