August 10, 2020 (Last Updated February 17, 2021)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!
Printing for 50 paperback books (*Black & white interior with full-color gloss cover, 60# paper, any size up to 300 pages)
Cover design (if needed)
ISBN and barcode
Blog post containing winning submission (Will be linked on social media and in our newsletter)
*2nd Place will receive code for $100 off book printing and 3rd place will receive $50 off!
Entries should be 500 – 5,000 words.
Include word count on your email submission or in your document
Entry must be titled
Only 1 submission per person
Submissions will be accepted until November 3, 2020
Contest Prompt: Write about second chances.
Submissions can be fiction or nonfiction; short stories or essays – interpret as you wish!
Poetry submissions will be accepted as long as they reach the 500-word minimum (multiple poems qualify).
What We’re Looking For:
The prize will be awarded to the submission that is well written and exhibits principles of good storytelling and adherence to the theme.
Email a Word Document of your writing to [email protected]comwith the subject: “writing contest”
Email must include your first and last name and word count.
Winners will be selected November 20th!
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