2012 GENRE CONTEST
Crème de la crème: Tie!
Joe Lanza, Sugar Land, Life Swap
Stuart Spears, Houston, Last Call Lounge
Gay Yellen, Houston, You Are the One
Elizabeth Buhman, Austin, The Made-up-Man
Melissa Rupert, Austin, I Carry Your Heart
June Favre, Spring, Bad Medicine
Pamela Hutchins, Houston, Conceding Grace
Annie Daylon, Chilliwack, B.C., Castles in the Sand
L.S. Johnson, San Leandro, CA ,The Wolves,
Chad West, Dallas, The Rise of the Big Bad Wolf
Jack Hutchison, Houston, Ultimate Objective
Eileen Kelley, Hyannis, Maine, Pusser
Mary Ann McNulty, Houston, A Mary’s Heart
Melinda Freeland, Canyon Lake, TX, Love, Texas Population 2
Chad West, Dallas, Wolf Diaries
Julie Ann Candoli, Austin, Somewhere in Texas
Trakena Prevost, Missouri City, Cursed
Benda Vicars Hummel, Austin, Sext Trap; This Hour’s Term
Laura Roberts, Austin, Naked Montreal
Pamela Hutchins, Houston, Puppalicious and Beyond: Life Beyond the Center of the Universe,
Hot Flashes and Iron Mans, Middle-aged Endurance Athletics Meets the Hormonally Challenged
The Clark Kent Chronicles, A Mother’s Tale of Life with her ADHD and Asperger’s Son
Janet Mallard, Angleton, The Collection
Sharon Morse, Katy, Donut, Interrupted
Deane Gremmel, Houston, Prints in Time
Ian McLean, Richmond, TX, Quest for Vengeance
Caroline Sposto, Memphis TN, Tear the Playhouse Down;
The Last of the Gentleman Lawyers
Fran McGraw, Waco, Safe Landings
Kelly Urban, Sugar Land, Heads Will Roll
Dennis Papp, Trenton NJ, Fear Was My Only Weapon
| GENERAL RULES APPLY TO ALL ENTRIES
1. New rule: Even
though you won first place in a previous contest, you may
enter this contest with a different novel.
do not have to pay/attend the workshop in order to enter the contest. Membership is not required to
attend workshop or enter contests.
YOU MAY SEND MORE
THAN ONE ENTRY.
entries must be in English.
5. All entries in the
Novel & Screenplay Contest must be from unpublished writers who
are not under contract to any publisher anywhere or receive royalties for a published
novel or screenplay that they did
not pay to have printed. Published short story
writers may enter new, unpublished novel or screenplay
manuscripts. All entries must not have been published
anywhere by anyone (royalty paying publisher or
self-published) in whole or in part.
6. Do not send
the entire manuscript. Send the first 15 pages only.
TWO (2) COPIES OF EACH ENTRY. Failure
to do so may disqualify your entry.
8. Leave your name off
the MS. Use the "header" to install like this:
Title of your novel/Genre (Insert
page # on right)
9. Your name should only
appear on the cover page. One cover page is
sufficient if you detail all your entries on it.
10. Novels require a brief
synopsis, no more that one page single-spaced (two
copies). Less is better. Give us a two-sentence
dramatic statement that explains the direct line of
action of your main character. State your
genre. The synopsis will be judged. Work on
it! Send two copies of the one page single-spaced
11. The title counts as part
of the scoring. The title should be exciting.
12. All entries must be
double-spaced in Times New Roman or Courier 12-point
font. Do not use a smaller font in order to crowd
more words on the page as our judges are already
half blind. The title page does not count as a page.
13. Margins should be at
least 1 inch (22-24 lines per page).
must be numbered.
15. Chapter should start 1/3
of the way down the page. Failure to do will cost you
16. You may resubmit any novel
that has not won first place in a previous contest of
ours. If you placed 2nd, 3rd,
etc., you may re-enter the same novel, but bring it up
17. No staples. Paper clips
18. We cannot accept e-mail attachments.
poor old computer is already overloaded.
19. We can accept payment
on our Entry
Blank page on this website.
20. Prize money for any category will be divided
among tie winners for that category and prize.
The most ignored rule
in contests was failure to send TWO (2) copies. If you
send less than two (2) copies, your entry will be
discarded, but NOT your check! Look over your entry very
carefully before sealing the envelope.
May Send Payment by PayPal
of the screenplay-novel contest will be announced at the
pre-conference party and all winners will be announced at
the workshop and posted to this website.
manuscripts will be returned to Workshop attendees.
Other manuscripts will receive score sheets from judges
if SASE is provided with entry.