Neely Worldwide Publishing

In Partnership With Neely Productions Inc.

ANNUAL & BI-ANNUAL WRITING COMPETITIONS 
2016-2017

Pay Your entry fee here:
No Pay = No entry

.

 

Rules of Entry

1. You can enter as many categories as you wish, and as many times as you wish, but very entry costs $5USD. Entry fees are non-refundable. See How to Enter for more details. 


2.  Neely Worldwide Publishing will not accept entries that have already been published or appeared elsewhere (including online blogs/websites or print) or have previously won other contests- all of the above mentioned are considered published.  For poetry, all online postings are considered published.

 

3.  Your real name (and pen-name if one is used), address, phone number and competition category must appear in the upper left-hand corner of the first page —otherwise your entry is disqualified.


4. Your story must be in English and you have had it fully edited, by an editor. We can provide you with one if need be, at a small cost to you.


5. Entries must include text only. Do not include photographs, illustrations, or background graphics or colors.


6. ALL entrants must adhere to the current submission criteria of Neely Worldwide Publishing. For more information please see, our submissions tab on our website.


7. BE SURE OF YOUR WORD COUNT! Entries exceeding the word or page limits will be disqualified. Type the exact word count (counting every single word, except the title and contact information) at the top of the manuscript.

The next Annual Writing Competition starts on 1st January 2017

Annual Writing Competition

The Neely Worldwide Publishing Annual Writing Competition aims to offer a platform for ALL writers, giving them the opportunity to be published exclusively with an Official Publishing Contract* (inclusive of a package- worth $2000) from Neely Worldwide Publishing.


We are looking for a FULL length novel of 80,000+ words. There are various categories (see below) for entrants to submit their story and our prize has been carefully tailored to help that one author succeed in getting to the final. 


Every entry will be carefully assessed by the judging panel, and the final decisions will be made by figures from the publishing world, including, successful authors, literary agents and publishing consultants.


The final shortlist will see their entry published. The book will be released in Digital and Print (Paperback only) from Neely Worldwide Publishing. The book will be officially released to the public for purchase via online retailers by the 31st December 2015.


HOW TO ENTER:

To keep the process simple, to enter, simply email your entry to [email protected] to submit your work. Your entry must strictly adhere to the Neely Worldwide Publishing Submission Guidelines.


It costs $5USD application fee per entry and the FINAL closing date for all entries must be received by Friday, December 2nd, 2016, at 6:00PM EST (USA). No exceptions.


PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ THE RULES OF ENTRY BEFORE YOU SUBMIT.

Categories

We are looking for:

  • Inspirational Writing (Spiritual/Religious)
  • Memoirs/Autobiography
  • Dystopian
  • Romance (no erotica)
  • Fantasy/Sci-Fi
  • Mystery/Thriller
  • Paranormal
  • Children’s/Young Adult Fiction

WHAT THE WINNING FINALIST WILL GET

You will receive a Publishing Contract* for your book from Neely Worldwide Publishing which will include:


  • Availability of your book in Digital and Trade Paperback
  • An Assigned ISBN, Barcode & Copyright Date
  • Registration with Books In Print® database
  • Worldwide Online Book Distribution  to over 39,000+
  • Consultation with cover and interior designer
  • Customization of cover and interior (Basic Cover Design)
  • Intermediate Editing
  • Book and author links on the Neely Worldwide Publishing Website and Online Webstore
  • Basic Website and Domain Setup (Management NOT included)
  • Royalities  60/40 (40% Author/ 60%NWP)
  • 10 Press Releases
  • 1 Digital, 20 Printed Paperback  to the Author

We look forward to seeing your entries!

Pay Your entry fee here:
No Pay = No entry

.

Rules of Entry

1. You can enter as many categories as you wish, and as many times as you wish, but very entry costs $5USD. Entry fees are non-refundable. See How to Enter for more details. 


2. Neely Worldwide Publishing loves to encourage new writers and their original works. We will not accept entries that have already been published or appeared elsewhere (including online or print) or have previously won other contests- all mentioned are considered published.  For poetry, all online postings are considered published.


3.  Your real name (and pen-name if one is used), address, phone number and competition category must appear in the upper left-hand corner of the first page —otherwise your entry is disqualified. You will be given a publishing release to sign, if you make the shortlist of entrants.


4. Your story must be in English and you have had it fully edited, by an editor. We can provide you with one if need be, at a small cost to you.


5. Entries must include text only. Do not include photographs, illustrations, or background graphics or colors.


6. ALL entrants must adhere to the current submission criteria, (with the exclusion that you are a NEW writer). For more information please see, our submissions tab on our website.


7. BE SURE OF YOUR WORD COUNT! Entries exceeding the word or page limits will be disqualified. Type the exact word count (counting every single word, except the title and contact information) at the top of the manuscript.

Bi-Annual Writing Competition

The Neely Worldwide Publishing Bi-Annual Writing Competition aims to offer a platform for new writers, giving them the opportunity to be published and have their work read by literary professionals.


There are various categories to enter (short story, poetry, children's stories, fiction and creative non-fiction), and our prize has been carefully selected to help new writers get their foot onto the ladder and launch their writing careers. 


Every entry will be carefully assessed by the judging panel, and the final decisions will be made by figures from the publishing world, including, successful authors, literary agents and publishing consultants.


The final shortlist will see their entries published and in the Neely Worldwide Publishing 2016 Anthology of Creative Minds. The book will be released in Digital and Print (Paperback), with each entrant receiving a copy of their own and a letter/certificate of recognition from Neely Worldwide Publishing. The book will be officially released to the public for purchase via online retailers by the 31st December 2016.


HOW TO ENTER:

To keep the process simple, to enter, simply email your entry to neelyworldwidepublishing@gmail.com to submit your work.  


It costs $5USD application fee per entry and the FINAL closing date for all entries must be received by Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 6:00PM EST (USA). No exceptions.


PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ THE RULES OF ENTRY BEFORE YOU SUBMIT.

Categories

Short Story: Between 7,000 - 10,000 words maximum on any theme or subject, and in any style, including genre fiction eg Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Children’s etc. We are looking for real storytellers, who create great characters to tell us something fresh, and surprise or touch us.


Creative Non-fiction: Between 7,000 - 10,000 words, on any theme or subject, from memoir to immersion reportage. We are looking for work that blends style with substance and tells us something new about the world.


Poetry: Between 50 - 150 lines, on any theme or subject. We are looking for poetry that is honest and unexpected, reflecting the world that we live in.

We look forward to seeing your entries!

The next Bi-Annual Writing Competition starts on 1st January 2017