Posted by: Kathy Temean | February 23, 2011

First 25 Pages Novel Contest

Chapter One Contest
$500 Prize
Final Judge: Richard Russo
Submit January 3 to March 15, 2011

 Your Submission
We want to read up to 25 pages of unpublished work from your novel. We are open to any and all genres and styles of writing. We are looking for work that knocks us on our ass. Click on the link below and send us up to 6,500 words. There is a $10 fee and all entries will receive a copy of our 2011 anthology. All work will be considered for publication in Booth. Do not include a synopsis with your submission. Sorry but we do not accept snail mail submissions as that complicates the steamy romance brewing with our online submission manager.

The Prize
The $500 pot goes to the winner. This Pulitzer Prize winning cat by the name of Richard Russo will select the winning entry in April. We will publish this excerpt both online and in our 2012 print issue. Also, we will send out formal announcements of the winning entry to a number of literary blogs and magazines.

 Fine Print
Our Chapter One Contest is compliant with the CLMP Contest Code of Ethics. All rights revert to the author upon publication. Students and former students of Butler University and of this year’s judge may not enter. Butler University employees are ineligible as are close friends of the judge. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but you must withdraw your work from consideration if it becomes committed elsewhere. Details on the reading and judging process are available upon request.

Submit Your Entry

Booth was established in 2009. It is comprised of MFA Fellows and students in the Butler University graduate writing program. Good luck! If not with this, then with another venture on your way to getting your book published.

Talk tomorrow,



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