NOTICE: WE HAVE AMENDED THE CONTEST AS OF 6/10/2015 TO INCLUDE FICTION AND NONFICTION. THERE WILL BE AN AWARD FOR ALL GENRES!!!
Are you a writer looking to win some cash and get a publication deal, oh and be considered an award winner? This year Unsolicited Press is holding a book contest for established or emerging writers with a completed manuscript. Our Rain or Shine Summertime Book Contest will award three writers the Unsolicited Press First Book Book Prize.
This will be the first book prize awarded from Unsolicited Press and we will continue the contest for years to come. The winners will receive $500, publication of their books (and 10 copies of the book), nomination to several other awards upon publication, and become intimately acquainted with our editors, a perk our published authors will tell you is invaluable to your writing future.
Former and current writers and readers are welcome to apply. We ask that you do not put your name on the manuscript...but on a cover letter with the title and your email address. The manuscripts will be read and judged by three of our editors with the final decision to be made by an external, non-biased judge.
We are looking for 25 submissions per genre to make it a worthy affair. If you know anybody interested in submitting, you should point them this way!!!
Entry Fee: $20
Prize: $1,000, plus publication.
Deadline: August 1, 2015
Send Manuscript with: Cover page with contact information; Do not put your name on every page, please. Small bio and photo if you have/want one.
Maximum Page Length: 250 pages (double-spaced)
Format: Word Document
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
After a much needed reevaluation, we are rereleasing Ani Manjikian's Spirit of the Lone Horse. The book is available HERE and HERE. Distribution should be getting th book to all major retailers including Amazon sortly, so keep your eyes open there too.
Manjikian's imagination comes to life throughout the book and horse lovers are bound to fall in love with her story.
Here is the main synopsis:
In Spirit of the Lone Horse, the first in the Stars of Heros series, we are introduced to Jo Mason and her family. Jo is the commanding officer of a large mounted band base. Thanks to a horse almost killing her, she is terrified by the noble creatures she once loved. Meeting the rogue stallion's son, she is faced with the choice of running away from her fear or taking back control of her life. Her decision begins an adventure that weaves a tapestry through past mistakes and regrets, present circumstances and consequences, and future hopes and dreams.
About Ani H. Manjikian:
Born and raised in Southern California, the diagnosis of hydrocephalus at birth should have killed Ani, or worse, left her blank to the world. Her strength of spirit, parents' love, and a miracle all combined to overcome that prognosis within nine months.From this almost impossible beginning, sheÂ has developed into all-around person with the technical knowledge and analytical mind of a programmer, creative and detailed orientation of a writer/editor, and aesthetic instincts of a designer/photographer.
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