2017 GREAT EXPECTATIONS CONTEST is open!
EARLY BIRD FEES END AT MIDNIGHT, CENTRAL TIME, DECEMBER 18, 2016!
The Great Expectations Contest is for unpublished material, to include works from unpublished authors as well as unpublished works from published authors (if you are a published author, please see the 2017 Rules for details.)
Now in its 16th consecutive year, North Texas RWA can help you receive unbiased opinions from three qualified judges on the first 5,000 words of your story. The top four scoring entries (or five, in the event of a tie) will progress to the finalist stage of the contest, where top editors from leading publishing houses will determine the winners.
- 5,000 word entry limit instead of page count
- NO synopsis or blurb (finalists will have the opportunity to include an unjudged synopsis for the editors)
DEADLINES AND FEES
October 30, 2016 to midnight (Central Time) December 18, 2016
- $20 per entry for North Texas, DARA, and Yellow Rose Chapter Members of RWA
- $25 per entry for all other contest entrants
Regular Dates and Fees:
December 19, 2016 to midnight (Central Time) January 4, 2017
- $25 per entry for North Texas, DARA, and Yellow Rose Chapter Members of RWA
- $30 per entry for all other contest entrants
Midnight, Central Time, Wednesday, January 4, 2017
the Contest Closes for Entries!
Polish up your manuscript and enter today!
Questions? Contact Fenley Grant, at GECoordinator@NTRWA.org