Friday, April 4, 2008

Freestyle Friday

I'm eager to announce that Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers' Colorado Gold Writing Contest is now open for entries!

This is a fabulous contest for unpublished writers of novel-length fiction. After twenty-five years of success, this contest is one of the best in the industry. I entered it years ago with my then unpublished novel, PROJECT RESURRECTION, and was a finalist. Many of your favorite urban fantasy authors have entered this contest at some point prior to being published, and the excellent feedback they received on their entries may have contributed to their success.

Here are some details:

For unpublished writers of commercial novel-length fiction. Two judges evaluate each entry; the SIX highest-scoring manuscripts in each of four categories WILL BE JUDGED BY AN ACQUIRING LITERARY AGENT OR EDITOR WHO WORKS IN THAT GENRE. There will be one winner in each category; the other five will be finalists. Winners will be recognized at the Colorado Gold Conference in September 2008. First prize is $100 & a framed certificate; finalists receive $25 & a framed certificate. PLEASE FOLLOW ALL RULES. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL COST YOU CRITICAL POINTS OR DISQUALIFICATION.

Deadline - Entries are limited to the first 200 received. Entries must be postmarked no later than June 2, 2008. DO NOT use certified mail.

Eligibility - You must not have had any novel-length fiction accepted for publication at the time you enter this contest. Manuscripts that have previously won this contest are ineligible. This contest focuses on COMMERCIAL novels; literary fiction is discouraged; short stories, experimental fiction, and non-fiction are ineligible. Entrants must sign a liability statement on the entry form.

Categories - Awards will be given in the following fiction genres:


For an entry form and a complete list of rules, visit

Good luck!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great contest! Now if only I had a novel length manuscript to submit!

Good luck to anyone who enters.