Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Semi-Annual Fantasy Writing Competition

Semi-Annual Fantasy Writing Competition
 
Opening Date: January 1, 2015                                                                 Opening Date: June 1, 2015
Deadline: May 31, 2015                                                                           Deadline: December 31, 2015
Entry Fee: $5 one story. $2.50 per additional story
Genre Category Accepting Stories for Jan. 1st-May 31st:
Fantasy/Dark Fantasy/Paranormal
Genre Category Accepting Stories for June 1st-Dec. 31st:
Scifi Romance/Fantasy Romance/Paranormal Romance
 What Winners will Receive:
  1. Featured in DKC e-Magazine
  2. Free Download of the published book
  3. Free Download of DKC’s e-Magazine featuring the Winners Announcement
  4. Cash Prize-(dependent on total entries)
Break Down of Cash Prize Earnings:
  1. DKC 15% (for hosting the contest and publication costs)
  2. 1st Place Winners-30%
  3. 2nd Place Winners-20%
  4. 3rd Place Winners-15%
  5. 4th Place Winners-10%
  6. 5th Place Winners-10%
Formatting: (Follow this to a “T”)
  1. Font: Times New Roman (12pt.)
  2. Paragraphs – double-spaced.
  3. Place Full Name, Address, Email Address and Word Count in upper left corner of main page.
  4. Place Full Name and Word Count on additional pages.
Rules & Regulations: (Make sure to read and follow these)
  1. Payments and Winnings are processed through PayPal.
  2. 3,000 word limit for each submission.
  3. Once you submit your story, you cannot re-submit, or the entry will be disqualified.
  4. Manuscripts submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.
  5. Entries are accepted online only. Attach your story to the email – if it is copied and pasted into the email itself, it will be automatically disqualified. The entry fees are due at time of submission. When sending your email include the PayPal receipt VIP number. If your receipt number is not part of the email, it will be disqualified. Entry fees are non-refundable.
  6. All entries must be original, in English, unpublished an unproduced, not accepted by any other publisher or producer at the time of submission. This includes blog posts or any other writing platform.
  7. Stories must fall into the specific genre categories provided for each contest cycle.
  8. First Print Rights, First Electronic Rights and Reprint Rights (Mainly for Special Editions).
  9. BE SURE OF YOUR WORD COUNT! Entries exceeding the word count will be disqualified. Type the exact word count (counting every single word, except the title and contact information) at the top of the manuscript.
  10. All stories must be ready for publication (this will increase your chances of winning). If a contest cycle has no suitable winner, no winner will be announced for that contest cycle. The next contest period will then begin.
Response Time:
The winners will be notified (via email) by June 25th 2015 for the first contest, and February 28th 2016, for the second. Winners will be announced in our e-Magazine for everyone to see in a special feature spread.

Read more at: https://dkchronicles2013.wordpress.com/semi-annual-fantasy-writing-competition/

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