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  • Writer's pictureMegan DiMaria

Opportunity alert: Scrivenings Press Writers Contests

I'm always pleased to share great writing opportunities with you. Contests are a wonderful way to get valuable feedback and these two look great.


Breaking into the traditionally published world is hard, especially for debut novelists, indie authors, and authors without an agent. Indie publishing is also hard if you do everything yourself. And if you don’t do everything yourself, hiring editors, graphic designers, and manuscript formatters can get expensive! Scrivenings Press believes there are great manuscripts out there — just waiting to be discovered. And Scrivenings Press wants to see them!


The #GetPubbed Contest: Do you have a completed novel that needs to be published? The #GetPubbed contest is for completed but not-yet-published, full-length (at least 50, 000 words) works of fiction. The fee is only $25, and ALL ENTRIES will receive feedback from contest judges with tips to strengthen your writing. All judges are traditionally published in fiction.


The Grand Prize winner of the #GetPubbed contest will receive a publishing contract with Scrivenings Press; paid registration* for their annual author retreat to be held in the fall of 2024 (details to be announced soon); PLUS a thorough critique of up to 25 pages* of your manuscript by Scrivenings Press owner Linda Fulkerson, a multi-published author in both fiction and nonfiction; AND a $75 Amazon gift card.


The #NovelStarts Contest: Have you started a novel but haven’t yet finished it? Are you wondering if it’s any good? Or maybe you have a great story idea and have written a few pages but you’re not sure how to develop it into a complete novel. If so, #NovelStarts is the perfect contest for you! The fee is only $25, and ALL ENTRIES will receive feedback from contest judges, who are all traditionally published in fiction, with tips to strengthen your writing.


The Grand prize winner of the #NovelStarts contest gets the ability to skip the slush pile and submit directly to Scrivenings Press once your manuscript is finished, you’ll also receive a thorough critique of up to 25 pages* of your manuscript by Scrivenings Press owner Linda Fulkerson, a multi-published author in both fiction and nonfiction; paid registration* for their annual author retreat to be held in the fall of 2024 (details to be announced soon); AND a $75 Amazon gift card.


Is Scrivenings Press considered a Christian publisher or a publisher of clean fiction? What’s the difference? They publish both. Their fiction needs to be clean and/or Christian. Clean simply means no sexual content, no foul language (including euphemisms), crudeness, vulgarity, or graphic violence. Christian means the characters are Christians or will be by the end of the book. Their Christian titles are nondenominational so that anyone who embraces a Christian worldview can enjoy them.


Write on, friends! If you're thinking of entering, the deadline's coming up. So, get cracking!


*This prize only includes the registration fee ($125 value), which will include some of the meals. Travel, lodging, additional meals, and miscellaneous expenses are not included.


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