Ends on November 15, 2017

$25.00 USD
Faculty: Laura Lippman or Sterling Watson

Submit the opening 25 pages of a novel-in-progress, plus a one page synopsis of the book. Synopsis should include the following: one brief paragraph summarizing the novel and status of the project (i.e., unfinished first draft, completed first draft, completed draft which has undergone multiple revisions, etc.). If you are submitting a portion which appears later in the work (for example, pages 25-50), provide a detailed synopsis of the pages prior to your submission (e.g. pages 1-24).

Required format for writing samples:
  1. Page numbers must be consecutive throughout the manuscript.
  2. Font must be 12 pt Times New Roman.
  3. Margins must be 1-inch.
  4. All prose manuscripts must be double spaced. All manuscripts must contain a header or footer with page numbers and author’s name.
  5. No extra spacing between paragraphs except that which indicates transitions.
  6. If you submit more than 25 pages (does not include synopsis), the coordinator will cut as necessary. I.e., if you submit 27 pages, plus two page synopsis, pages 26 & 27 will be deleted to keep within the page maximum.
  7. Do not include title pages or dedications.
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