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48 Hour Books Writing Contest: In Nature

August 24, 2022 (Last Updated September 19, 2022)

48 Hour Books

 

Participating in a writing contest can help advance your writing, inspire new ideas, or help with writer’s block. Enter our writing contest for a chance to win a self-publishing package!

 

This contest is FREE to enter!

 

Winner receives:

·      Printing for 50 paperback books (*Black & white interior with full-color gloss cover, 60# paper, any size up to 300 pages).

·      Create-a-Cover service (if needed)

·      ISBN and barcode

·      Winning submission will be featured on our blog

 

*2nd Place will receive code for $100 off book printing and 3rd place will receive $50 off!

 

Contest Rules:

·      Entries should be 1,000 – 3,000 words

·      Entries must be submitted in a Word Document or other word processing program format (not a pdf)

·      Include the word count on your email submission or in your document

·      Entry must be titled

·      Submissions will be accepted until November 4, 2022

·      1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be notified via email on November 28, 2022

·      Winners will be announced via newsletter to participants on November 28, 2022

·      Winning submission will be featured in a blog post in December 2022

 

You are welcome to submit an excerpt of your book if it adheres to the contest prompt. Please do not submit a full book or a PDF of your book – this will not qualify for the contest.

 

No entry fee is required and all rights in the story remain the property of the author. All entries must be original works by the entrant.

 

Your submission should only be 1,000 – 3,000 words. If your submission does not fall within this range, it will not be considered for judging.

 

Contest Prompt: 

The theme for this contest is nature. We want you to write a short story set in the outdoors. How does nature influence the plot and characters?

 

Submissions can be fiction or nonfiction.

 

For this contest, poetry submissions will not be accepted.

 

What We’re Looking For:

The prize will be awarded to the submission that is well-written, exhibits principles of good storytelling, and adheres to the contest prompt and theme.

 

To Enter:

·      Email a Word Document of your writing to [email protected]com with the subject: “writing contest”

·      Email must include your first and last name and word count.

 

Winners will be notified November 28, 2022!

 

For more information on contest rules and limitations, visit our website.

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