Monday, October 29, 2012

Top of the Mountain Book Award for Unpublished Writers

Top of the Mountain Book Award

from Northern Colorado Writers

 

In conjunction with the annual Northern Colorado Writers Conference, NCW hosts the Top of the Mountain Book Award for three book-length categories:


Fiction 
Nonfiction
Creative/Narrative Nonfiction. 


Dates of submission: October 15, 2012 to March 1, 2013

Finalists and winners will be announced on April 26, 2013 during dinner at the NCW 8th Annual Writers Conference. Attendance at the conference is not required. (Option to attend the dinner only is available.)

First Place: Framed certificate and $100

Honorable Mentions: $25

Please note: Each category will require at least 8 entrants in order to support an award in the given category. If less than 8 are submitted, all entries and entrant fees will be returned.


FICTION -- The contest is open to unpublished novel-length fiction of any genre. No self-published, electronically published, or screenplays. (MS does not need to be completed.)

CREATIVE/NARRATIVE NONFICTION and NONFICTION -- The contests are open to unpublished book-length creative/narrative nonfiction and nonfiction. No self-published, electronically published, or screenplays. (MS does not need to be completed.)


Judges are experienced critiquers and authors. Each entry will be evaluated by two judges, using a standardized score sheet. Judges' decisions are final. 

Finalists will be notified by email or telephone on or around April 1, 2013

For the submission requirements and fees, formatting rules, judging criteria, and more, please visit the Top of the Mountain Book Award page at the Northern Colorado Writers website.

6 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Pat - Oh, thanks for the info! I always like it when authors who are talented but not yet published get support.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hope they get enough entries in each category.

Lynn Proctor said...

hmmm this kinda excites me :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Those are some good prizes.

Kerrie said...

Thanks for mentioning the contest Pat.

April Moore said...

Thanks for posting about the contest, Pat. I'm the contest coordinator and I really want to encourage people to enter so that we can grow the contest to include more genres such as children's books and possibly poetry. Thanks again for the support! :-)