Chapter of Excellence Contest

Writers know that the first chapter is the most important in hooking a reader. The Writers After Dark, Chapter of Excellence Contest is your opportunity to see how great your first chapter is. We’ll be judging entries on all the important points like style, grammar, and pace and presenting awards for first, second, and third place in each genre. Plus, one grand-prize winner will receive  $250 and one grand-prize winner will receive a free author’s table at the 2018 Once Upon a Book Event.

 

Contest Overview

The Writers After Dark Chapter of Excellence judges entrants first chapter and offers three award levels plus two grand prizes!

The Contest Entry Period is July 20th, 2017 to October 31st, 2017 so be sure to enter soon for the low entry fee of just $15.

Three Award Image of Platinum, Silver, and Gold

Award Levels by Genre

  • Platinum
  • Gold
  • Silver

Two Grand Prizes

  • One Grand-Prize Winner will receive $250
  • One Grand-Prize Winner will receive an author table at Once Upon a Book 2018

Awards and More

  • First, second, and third place in each genre will receive a certificate and digital badge
  • One first-place winner will be selected for an interview on The Writers’ Podcast
  • All winners will be featured on a special post with links to their books

How to Enter

  • Contest Entry is open from July 20th, 2017 to October 31st, 2017
  • Winners will be announced on February 15th, 2018!
  • Entry Fee for one category is just $15
  • Entry fee for additional categories is only $10 each
Chapter of Excellence Entry Form
Please enter the title of your book
Please provide a link to your book's published location such as Amazon, Smashwords or other places it can be purchased.
You can upload the entire book but please note if you want us to judge chapter one or the prologue.
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