Ends on August 15, 2019

$15.00 USD

Get your book published by Stone Soup! 

Stone Soup is thrilled to announce that we are accepting submissions for a book contest. The winning manuscript will be published by Stone Soup as a standalone book (see the other awards below!). For prose (fiction or memoir) submissions, the minimum length is 4000 words. For poetry submissions, the minimum length is 30 pages. There is no maximum word or page limit. 

As always, we have no preference in terms of genre, topic, or form: you can submit a manuscript of poems or short stories, a novel or a memoir. We are simply looking for excellent, innovative, unusual, powerful writing. You have the summer to work on your book. We can't wait to read it! 

Contest Details

Genre: We are reading in all genres. You can submit a collection of poems, a memoir, a short story collection, a novel... or anything else we haven't listed here! 

Length: For prose (fiction or memoir) submissions, the minimum length is 4000 words. For poetry submissions, the minimum length is 30 pages. There is no maximum word or page limit. 

Age Limit: For this contest, we will accept manuscripts written by those age 14 or under. We will also accept manuscripts written by 15-year-olds if the contestant wrote the manuscript when they were 14 or younger. If this is your situation, please just write a note to us in the "Cover Letter" section. 

Deadline: August 15, 2019 11:59 p.m. (Pacific time).

Entry fee: $15.00

Multiple Submissions are accepted but you must submit each as an individual entry and pay the fee each time.

Results and Prizes: We will select three ranked winners plus runners up. The winners will be announced on September 15, and will receive the following prizes:

  • 1st Place: Manuscript published and distributed by Stone Soup in both print and ebook forms, available for sale on Amazon, in the Stone Soup store, via our distributors, and advertised along with the rest of our books to libraries and other vendors.  
  • 2nd Place: Manuscript serialized (i.e. published in sections over several months) in Stone Soup Magazine, and published in its entirety as an ebook.  
  • 3rd Place: Manuscript published as an ebook.

Publication: We will consider all submitted work as part of the contest for potential publication in the magazine or as standalone volumes, if our budget allows.