Young Voices Publication Award Competition for book publication prize

Aspiring authors are invited to submit manuscripts by November 6, 2012, for the 2013 Young Voices Publication Award. The winning manuscript will be published as an e-book and distributed nationally with royalties to the author.  The publisher will also sponsor a limited print run for libraries and collectors.

Criteria: The competition is open to authors ages 18-30.  Several students or other individuals may join in presenting a collection.  Entries must be prose in the 6,000 to 16,000-word range. Manuscripts will be judged by a panel of experts on literary quality, originality, substance, style, and reader appeal. Each author will receive a written critique.

Genre: Fiction may be in such forms as a short story collection, a history-based fiction, or a novella.  Creative nonfiction examples are biography, memoir, history, and commentary.  The 2012-2013 contest is not open to poetry or heavily illustrated manuscripts.

Queries:   Sue Ann Painter.  Email: s.painter (at)

DEADLINE: November 6, 2012.  The winner will be announced in early 2013.  Submission guidelines and entry form are available on


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