The Suvudu Writing Contest

This from Suvudu:

At Suvudu, we’re aware that getting your work into the hands of a professional editor can be a major hurdle in the road to publication. Many New York publishers do not accept submissions except from literary agents. That’s why we’re making available this limited opportunity to put your best manuscript of science fiction, fantasy, horror, or paranormal romance into consideration by the Del Rey/Spectra staff.

Del Rey/Spectra through Suvudu will be accepting submissions from now through March 18, 2011, of previously unpublished manuscripts of no more than 150,000 words. Over the next few months, they will be judged on the basis of originality, creativity, and writing style. The top submission will receive a full edit of the submitted work by Betsy Mitchell, Editor-in-Chief of Del Rey Publishing, and the story will be considered for publication. Three runners-up will receive a set of Del Rey/Spectra titles selected by Suvudu.

When you’re ready to submit, click here to fill out the entry form. Once you’ve done so, you’ll receive an e-mail from Suvudu. Send your submission in response to the e-mail to enter the contest. Click here for official contest rules.

The winners will be announced on May 18, 2011.

Best of luck to everyone! =)

3 commentaires:

Joseph L. Selby said...

A right of first refusal gives me pause. A right of first refusal in ALL formats makes the warning bells go off.

Nighfala said...

Can you explain that comment? I don't know what "right of first refusal" means.

Nighfala said...

Okay, I looked it up a bit... I was in a hurry so I don't know if I totally understand it, but it seems to me that all they are saying is that if you submit a manuscript to them for consideration, you can't submit it to anyone else until the contest is over and they decide if they want it or not. We're only talking 2 months so I don't think that is unreasonable given that it's a contest.

I can understand why they would want to cover all formats, meaning you couldn't at the same time submit a screenplay to someone else of the same project.