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CONTEST: Unpublished Manuscript Contest 2012

The staff of Glass Tower Press would like to announce our first annual Unpublished Manuscript Contest.

From our desk:

Ever wonder why your novel’s not getting any bites in the market?  Glass Tower Press will help you find out why.  In our soon-to-be annual Unpublished Manuscript Contest, GTP editors will take a look at your query letter and manuscript to see what’s not up to par.  While all entries will receive a one-page letter with feedback, the top three winners will receive something more: a full line-by-line critique, chapter-by-chapter critique, and a partial line-by-line or full copyedit.

We are accepting completed and unpublished manuscripts of novels 60,000 to 120,000 words. To be eligible, entries must contain the following:

  • Full and completed manuscript in standard format
  • Query letter (see for examples)
  • Cover letter detailing genre, word count, other pertinent information, and attachment list

Most genres will be accepted.  However, we will NOT accept erotica, vampire-related fiction, high fantasy, Christian fiction, or nonfiction manuscripts.

The first prize winner will receive a full line-by-line edit on a physical (paper) version of the manuscript. Second prize winner will receive a full chapter-by-chapter critique. Third prize winner may choose between a full manuscript copy edit and a one-third line-by-line edit. All entries meeting the entry requirements will receive a one-page letter of feedback.

Entries will be accepted until August 31.  Entry fee per manuscript is $5, and there are no limits on number of entries.

To enter, please click here to go through our online submission manager.


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