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Monday, June 29, 2009


Courtesy of Josh Vogt.

War of the Words Contest

"War of the Words” is the SciFi Now writing competition in association with Tor UK, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers Limited (“the Competition”)

The winner will receive a publishing contract with Macmillan Publishers Limited for publication in 2010 dependent on publishing schedules. For the purposes of this competition we will pay the winning author a 20% royalty on net receipts but there will be no advance (i.e. an advance payment against future sales). Our contract is non-negotiable and we acquire world rights, with rights revenue split 50/50. We also reserve the option to publish the author’s second novel. The final book is intended to be published in the United Kingdom. Publication will be subject to the winner’s acceptance in writing of those terms and conditions and compliance with them.

Novel Length: Between 80,000 and 150,000 words long, completed and available upon request by the close of competition on 20 August 2009.

Submit: Full synopsis and first three chapters

The winner will be announced no later than 25 November 2009.

Note: This contest is only open to authors who have not had a novel published.


This is a holiday week in the US so my posts will probably be sporadic for the next couple of weeks while I'm on the road.

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