Punkin House would like introduce, our first semi-annual "Novice Novelist Contest". We are searching for an unknown author who has a great story to tell. We will publish the best manuscript in 2011.
The contest is open to all authors ages 18 and up.
The contest starts January 15, 2011. Entries must be postmarked no later than May 1, 2011.
Query for Fiction Novel-
50,000 + words
Childrens Picture Books
Send Entries To:
Awards & Prizes
Grand Prize- $1000 plus Publishing Contract with Punkin House.
2ndPlace - $500 plus critique of the first 3 chapters of their novel.
3rdPlace - $100 plus critique of the first chapter of their novel.
Honorable Mention (5): A 30% discount coupon for Punkin Books and your name and piece title will be published on www.punkinhouse.com
Non-Refundable Entry Fee of $35 USD
Winners' certificates/awards will be mailed no later than May 31, 2011.
Winners List will be posted on www.PunkinHouse.com — around May 31, 2011.
Entries must be unpublished.
Please send a query letter and the first 1,000 words of your manuscript.
Only 1,000 words per entry, do NOT submit the complete book.
Enter as many manuscripts as you would like. Entry fee and a separate Official Entry Form must accompany each entry.
Entries that do not meet contest guidelines will be disqualified; entry fees will not be returned.
We will only accept digital copies of the manuscript. Please do not ask to send a paper copy.
Please send as an attachment in an email to NoviceNovelist@punkinhouse.com.
Use a readable font such as Times Roman.
The entire manuscript must be completed. We will not accept an incomplete manuscript if you win.
Grand Prize Winner: Will receive a book deal and $1,000. The winner has the right to deny publication and the Book Deal. Punkin House does not charge the author for publication, or any other hidden fees.
5. TITLE of entry _________________________________________________
6. FIRST LINE of entry ____________________________________________
7. GENRE of entry______________________________________________
8. ENTRY FEE :
You can submit your entry fees via
(a verified PayPal user since 2009) - Be sure to note with your payment the title(s) and/or first line of your entry or entries. Then email your entry or entries along with entry form(s) – toNoviceNovelist@PunkinHouse.com
We will e-mail you confirmation when we have received and matched up your entry fees and entries.