Competitions Close 04 April 2021

Open themed fiction and non-fiction writing for the adult genres.

Adult Genre Competition

The winner of Aspiring and Published category in the Adult Genres Competition will have a 15 minutes face-to-face critique with the competition final judge.

 
Eligibility

Under 18s Writers

  • All writers who are 8 – 18 years old (as at 4 April 2021) worldwide, who have not been published in book format within the adult genres.

  • All entries must have a parent or guardian's details on the entry form.

  • Contest entry may not be contracted or published in any form when entered.

Aspiring Writers

All writers worldwide, who have not been published in book format within the adult genres. 
This contest is also open to currently published writers worldwide who are either:

  • Published with one book in print within the adult genres ONLY; OR

  • Published in e-book format with one book within the adult genres ONLY; OR

  • Self-published with one book within the adult genres ONLY.

  • Published with books in print and e-book format in other genres.

  • Contest entry may not be contracted or published in any form when entered.

Published Writers

This contest is open to currently published writers worldwide, who are either:

  • Published with two books or more in print within the adult genres ONLY; OR

  • Published in e-book format with two books or more within the adult genres ONLY; OR

  • Self-published with two books or more within the adult genres ONLY.

  • Contest entry may not be contracted or published in any form when entered.

 
Entry and Prizes

Under 18s

Prizes

Under 18s

First - $100

Second - $60

Third - $40 

and all shortlisted entries are read by at least one publisher of adult books.

 

Publication

The winning entries and short-listed finalist will be considered by a publisher, with no guarantee of publication. The author retains copyright.

 

Entry is Free

Aspiring Writers

Prizes

First - a video consultation for 15 minutes with the competition final judge

Second - $60

Third - $40 

and all shortlisted entries are read by at least one publisher of adult books.

 

Publication

The winning entries and short-listed finalist will be considered by a publisher, with no guarantee of publication. The author retains copyright.

 

Entry Fee (including GST)

Unpublished Category - $22.00

Published Writers

Prizes

First - a video consultation for 15 minutes with the competition final judge

and all shortlisted entries are read by at least one publisher of adult books.

 

Publication

The winning entries and short-listed finalist will be considered by a publisher, with no guarantee of publication. The author retains copyright.

 

Entry Fee (including GST)

Published Category - $41.00

Categories

Judging will be in three categories: Under 18s, Aspiring, and Published

 

Other than that it's:

  • Open themed.

  • Any story. 

  • Any genre.

 

 

Under 18s and Unpublished Writers

Open themed: First 5,000 words maximum and a 600 word, single-spaced synopsis.

First-round judging: The first 1,000 words and the synopsis is read by the judges.

Final judging: The final judge will read your synopsis and the full 5,000 words.

 

Published Writers

Open themed: First 12,500 words maximum and 600 word, single-spaced synopsis.

First-round judging: The first 12,500 words and the synopsis is read by the judges.

Final judging: The final judge will read your synopsis and the full 12,500 words.

 

 

Stories for children need to be entered in the Children's sections.

 

Download the competition guidelines

 
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