2017 Genre Chapter Contest

Hello everyone, It’s that time of the year again!

It’s time to enter the LITERARY CONTESTS AT THE SAN MATEO COUNTY FAIR!

The Literary Stage at the San Mateo County Fair

The Literary Stage at the San Mateo County Fair

There are various categories for different types of writing: publisher’s choice novel, genre novel, heroic deed novel, children’s novel or story, short stories, memoirs, essays, poetry, blogs, digital media, and book cover art.

Your entries will be displayed during the County Fair June 10-18, 2017. Winners will receive prizes and will be published in our Carry the Light anthology published by Sand Hill Review Press.

Contest Guidelines and Online Submissions

https://www.sanmateocountyfair.com/literary-arts

and here:

https://www.sanmateocountyfair.com/pdf/2017/entrybook_2017.pdf (PDF)

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO ENTER

https://www.sanmateocountyfair.com/pdf/2017/howto_online_entry.pdf (PDF)

Literary Arts Stage List of Contest and Rules (Must read!)

https://www.sanmateocountyfair.com/pdf/2017/literary_17.pdf (PDF)

Online Entry Form for All Entries

http://sanmat.fairwire.com/


I’m sponsoring a contest, “Division 331 – Genre Novelist First Chapter Contest.”

All the details below.


Entry Fee

$10 fee per submission


Deadline

The deadline is 11:59 pm Pacific on April 3rd.


For questions email: literary@smeventcenter.com

Questions?

Boris Koodrin/ Director
Bardi Rosman Koodrin/ Literary Director
literary@smeventcenter.com


Details on the Contest I’m Sponsoring

DIVISION 331 – GENRE NOVELIST FIRST CHAPTER CONTEST
Sponsored by Beth Barany www.BethBarany.com

Creativity Coach for Writers, Beth Barany, is sponsoring the Genre Novelist First Chapter Contest for the third year in a row.

1st Place Winner: Author Coaching Package (3 sessions) valued at $450 (www.bethbarany.com/services.html)
2nd Place Winner: One Author Coaching session (valued at $150)
3rd Place Winner: A signed copy of The Writer’s Adventure Guide by Beth Barany (www.writersadventureguide.com)

HOW TO SUBMIT

Submit chapter one of your unpublished novel of any one of these genres: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Speculative Fiction.

— Must be chapter one of a novel (40,000 words and up) —

Important: No: Romance, Horror, Erotica.

Word Count: 2,000 words minimum, 3,000 words maximum

No synopsis or prologue needed or required.

You must include a one-paragraph Elevator Pitch. Instructions here: (www.writersfunzone.com/blog/2014/09/08/start-novel-preparation-elevator-pitch Entries will be disqualified if this is not included.

Open to unpublished or self-published/independent authors only. Worldwide.

Prepare to upload a MS Word document (.doc or .docx files okay.)

MULTIPLE NOVEL CONTEST ENTRY OPTION: Work may be also submitted to the Division 330 Publisher’s Choice novel chapter contest, but must keep with this contest’s 3,000 word limit (separate entry fee applies).

On the entry form indicate “CLASS: 1. Genre Novelist First Chapter.”

Last Year’s Winners

https://www.sanmateocountyfair.com/pdf/2016/exhibits/lit_winners_16.pdf (PDF, opens a new window)


NEW THIS YEAR 2017

Entrants may upload their bio, web link, and headshot for our permanent online Writers Archive. It’s great for promoting yourself! Look for Division 3000 during the online submission process.


The 2017 San Mateo County Fair is fast approaching!

The California Writers Club, Peninsula Branch sponsors our Literary Stage at the San Mateo County Fair and they’re hard at work designing the 2017 stage events, which are free with fair entry.