Grand Opening Novel Contest

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Can you engage the judges in 3,000 words? 

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2019 Winner: Sean McMahan for Two A.M. Flavored Coffee

Upload the first 3,000 words of your novel, with the ISBN as a header. Do not include any other identifying information in order to avoid disqualification. Winners will be announced in March. 

 

This novel contest takes place at the beginning of each year. Authors with self-published or commercially published books submit a Word document or PDF containing only two things: their ISBN and the first 3,000 words (or less) of their novel. The goal is to show the judges you can engage a reader right at the start of your story. All genres are accepted for the Grand Opening Novel contest. Visit the contest terms and conditions for more details. 

 

First Place

  • $200 cash (via CashApp or mailed money order).
  • $50 Pleascentries gift pack.
  • $90 in premium consignment placement at VoloPressBooks.com.
  • Ongoing consignment sales at VoloPressBooks.com. 
  • Placement on the Winners page at VoloPressBooks.com.
  • $500 voucher for full publishing services from Volo Press. 
  • Free copies of three books of your choosing currently being sold on the Volo Press website. 

Second Place

  • $50 cash (via CashApp or mailed money order).
  • $20 Pleascentries gift pack.
  • $30 in premium consignment placement at VoloPressBooks.com.
  • Ongoing consignment sales at VoloPressBooks.com. 
  • $100 voucher for full publishing services from Volo Press. 
  • Free copies of one book of your choosing currently being sold on the Volo Press website. 

Third Place

  • $25 cash (via CashApp or mailed money order).
  • $10 Pleascentries gift pack.
  • Ongoing consignment sales at VoloPressBooks.com. 
  • $20 voucher for any writing service from Volo Press.