Earn easy bonus points for following proper formatting guidelines
as stated below.
This contest requires the first 10,000* words
of your novel.
*You may go over the 10,000-word limit to finish the scene or chapter. MAX LIMIT 11,000 words
Attach a title page:
Include ONLY this info:
Please do not put your name on your title page. The E-mail address will be removed before the manuscript is assigned, so it is OK if your name is in your address.
Formatting your manuscript:
(Under the styles tab, choose no spaces. For a sample of paragraph styles, click here.)
A few more things:
Upload your manuscript HERE
Cost for each submission:
Late entry: $40 in June
You will be redirected to Paypal after your upload is complete.
You Do Not have to have a PayPal account.
Use Paypal as a guest.
Four judges will score each novel in 18 areas.
The combined score from the judges will determine each novel's placement for the contest results.
The top three novels of the Master and non-fiction categories will then go on to the Agent round where they will be read by our guest judges, who will choose the winning novel.
Each agent will also give feedback to these lucky three novels.
The last two years, agents have requested to see more of some of these winners!
EVERY manuscript submitted will receive feedback
from the four judges assigned to it.
NEW THIS YEAR:
Your scoresheets and feedback will be returned after all four judges have read your manuscript.
Final placement in the contest will be announced in August.
If you have not gotten your results by September, please contact us.
Ready to send your manuscript?
-Check here to determine your category.
-Then click here to go to the upload page.
From a writer participating in Ink & Insights 2015:
"Thank you so, so much for the invaluable insights into my novel. You all must be quite dedicated to do these incredibly detailed evaluations. All of the criticism was well placed. I understood and agreed with all of it. I've already started to incorporate the suggestions and I'm sure that The Pump House Paradox will be a better novel for it. I will be sure to give credit to your site and will recommend you to all my author friends.