The Writing Contest

Closing date: 15 September 2020

Can you write a blurb for a hypothetical book?

This writing contest is all about book blurbs. The twist? The organiser wants blurbs about completely made-up, non-existent books. Get creative!

Write and submit a back cover blurb of 100 words or fewer that sets the stage for a novel, establishes the characters, and raises the stakes in a way that makes readers want to find out more.

Let your imagination go wild—and who knows? You may be inspired to turn your blurb into a novel of your own one day.

The award is USD$500 to the best blurb.

About the competition sponsor is a small US company that educates authors about traditional publishing and supports them as they navigate the process of querying literary agents and publishers. They create query letter packages for fiction and nonfiction authors to help them pitch their manuscripts effectively and achieve their publishing goals.

For details and to submit your fictitious query letter online, visit:

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