June 19, 2019, 10:47:32 AM

Author Topic: The Author's Hand Writing Competition - 5k Spec Fic (Due: Sept 1, 2019)  (Read 67 times)

Offline AuthorsHand

Hello everyone,

I know there are a lot of writers here, and I've followed the Monthly Writing Contest here on FF for a number of years. I know this will appeal to some of you looking to get traditionally published or self-published.

This is a no-strings-attached, free competition to enter. We're looking to give back to the writing community after an extremely successful first year in business (with very experienced editors, mind you). So without further adieu, here it is:


1) Start writing a Speculative Fiction Short Story

2) Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter

3) Submit your story before September 1, 2019 @ 9PM EST.

All Submissions Must:

-be a maximum 5,000 words

-be double-spaced with numbered pages and submitted in .doc or .pdf format

-be submitted anonymously to ensure objectivity (your name will be on the submission form)

-be original work. All submissions will be checked for plagiarism. Fan-fic is not allowed

-be submitted by e-mail with your name, word count and preferred e-mail address

-submit only ONE short story. Any authors with more than one submission will be automatically disqualified


1st Place: An editing package worth up to $5000.00.

For our hand-picked winner, they will receive a free developmental edit, line edit and copyedit, valued between $3000.00 - $5000.00. Once your novel is written (or if it is already written!) we’ll polish that baby up for you and get it ready for market. No strings attached.


Alternatively, if you don’t have a book written and need a leg up, you can take advantage of our mentorship services and, with our help, you will have your manuscript completed before the end of 2019.

2nd Place: 25% Off Any Two Services up to $1000

For our runner-up, they receive 25% off any two services, including Mentorship, Developmental, Line and Copyediting.

3rd Place: 25% Off Any One Single Service up to $500

For our third place contestant, they receive 25% off any one service, including Mentorship, Developmental, Line and Copyediting.

Important Dates:

July 1, 2019 Competition opens

September 1, 2019 Competition closes

All Questions and Submissions must be sent to contact@AuthorsHand.com

Thank you so much, and I would be happy to answer any questions here if that would suit some of you best.

Offline Nora

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It's without further ado, dear. Adieu means farewell in French, as in forever... Literally "to god", because you'll see each other next in heaven.

Edit : It'd be nice to know who your judges are. Also, blimmey, but 2nd and 3rd place get to PAY YOU? I'm sure it's interesting to people looking to self publish... But honestly you could toss in something free... If I were to be first runner up i'd have to actively decline my prize from you, it's a pretty discouraging offer.
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I was confused with adieu too :)
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Also, no mentions of publishing rights is always dubious. What happens to the winning stories?
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