Blue Skirt Announces Novella Contest!

booksThere simply isn’t enough love given to the novella, and we at Blue Skirt Productions believe this form deserves more recognition. As such, we’re offering $500 for the best novella published in 2014 or 2015. Submissions must be between 15,000 and 40,000 words in length. Self-published and e-books are more than welcome, but the work must have an ISBN number. The winner will be announced in spring of 2016, and in addition to the cash prize, will be interviewed for a feature on our website. For a complete list of contest rules and how to submit, see below. Contest ends December 31st 2015.


CONTEST RULES

*Work may be submitted electronically or via mail.
*Novella must have been published in ebook and/or print during the 2014 or 2015 calendar years
*Self-published work is welcome, but work must have an ISBN number.
*Work will not be considered until the $25 application fee is received. This fee may be paid via paypal or check.
*Work should be fiction or creative non-fiction/memoir. No poetry.
*Work must be between 15,000 and 40,000 words in length.
*Winner will be announced in spring of 2016 and will receive a check for $500.
*All materials must be received or postmarked by December 31, 2015.
*All submissions will be judged solely on the merit of the writing. Author’s name, bio, publisher, sales numbers, eye color, and quantity and quality of back hair will not influence our decision.
*There are no limits to the number of submissions per author, but each novella should be submitted separately with a separate submission fee.
*Works published by Blue Skirt Productions are not eligible.
*Staff of Blue Skirt Productions and their family members are not eligible to submit.
*Any questions may be sent to Submissions@BlueSkirtProductions.com.


HOW TO SUBMIT
ELECTRONICALLY

Submissions should be sent to Submissions@BlueSkirtProductions.com with the words “Novella Contest: (title of your work)” in the subject line, and must include the following:

A COVER LETTER IN THE BODY OF THE EMAIL CONTAINING:
* Your name, address, and phone number
*The title, word count, publisher, and release date of your novella
*Your paypal payment confirmation number if you paid your submission fee electronically.

YOUR COMPLETE NOVELLA
*Submitted as an attachment in its final published electronic format.

SUBMISSION FEE
*The $25 submission fee for this contest can be paid via paypal by clicking here. If you would prefer to send a check payment, checks must be made out to Blue Skirt Productions and be postmarked no later than the contest deadline. Check payments should be sent to:

Blue Skirt Productions
27550 NW Dorland Rd
North Plains, OR 97133

BY MAIL

Your submission should include the following:

A COVER LETTER CONTAINING:
* Your name, address, and phone number
*The title, word count, publisher, and release date of your novella
*Your paypal payment confirmation number if you paid your submission fee electronically.

YOUR COMPLETE NOVELLA
*Include a copy of your completed novella in its final published form

SUBMISSION FEE
*A check for the $25 submission fee made out to Blue Skirt Productions. This payment may also be made electronically through paypal by clicking here. If payment is made electronically, include the payment confirmation number in your cover letter.

SASE for response, or an email address if you would prefer response via email

SEND MATERIALS TO:

Blue Skirt Productions
27550 NW Dorland Rd
North Plains, OR 97133

SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 31, 2015

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