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Believe and Achieve Contest

 

Are you an aspiring writer, trying to break into the market? This could be your big chance! Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc. is hosting the 2017 Believe and Achieve Novel Award.

 

One novel will be selected to receive a publishing contract under the Little Creeks Books imprint. The contract will include:

  • Book Cover Design
  • Professional Editing
  • 3-Year Publishing Contract Paperback edition
  • E-Book edition
  • Entry Deadline: February 28, 2017. Entry requires a $20 reading fee.
  • One author will be awarded a 3-year publishing contract. Multiple entries are allowed. Each entry must be registered separately with an additional $20 reading fee.

 

  • Author must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Author must be 21 years old or older.
  • Manuscripts must be a minimum of 45,000 words and not exceeding 60,000 words.
  • No entry will be accepted until the reading fee has been paid.
  • All files must be uploaded in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format.
  • Entries must follow the JCP Manuscript Guidelines.
  • Entries must be made via the online form below only.
  • Entry fees are non-refundable. Once accepted, an author can withdraw from the contest, but the reading fee cannot be refunded.
  • If an author withdraws, or the manuscript is disqualified, the next place winner will be awarded the contract.
  • Author must agree to terms and sign contract for the contract to be valid.
  • By submitting manuscript, author confirms manuscript is original and unpublished.
  • Current JCP, or RHP authors are ineligible.

 

  • Fiction
  • Failure to fully adhere to the entry guidelines will adversely affect the score of the entry.
  • Upload must be one file and contain a cover page, synopsis of 500 words or less, and full manuscript.

 

  • Cover Page
  • Synopsis of 500 words or less

 

The cover page should include the following:

  • Author’s name
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Title of the manuscript
  • Word Count
  • Genre / Category
  • 12 point Times New Roman font
  • Manuscript lines must double-spaced
  • Margins must be 1 inch on both sides, top and bottom. Footer margin should be .5 inches.
  • The author’s name cannot be in the header, footer, or anywhere on the main body of the entry.

 

Submissions:  Email to submissions@jancarolpublishing.com with subject line “Believe and Achieve.”

 

Winner will be announced in Voice Magazine for Women and by email prior to the printing of the April 2017 issue.

 

 

 

 

Jan-Carol Publishing, INC congratulates Charlotte Snead as the recipient of the 2016 JCP  Believe and Achieve Award for her outstanding submission, A  Place to Belong.

 

Charlotte met her husband at Duke University. Married in 1962, they reared six children (four natural, one adopted and one foster daughter). They have eight grandsons, from adults to a toddler.

 

A pro-life leader for many years, Charlotte believes God creates every child. Four of their grandchildren are adopted.

 

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Duke, Charlotte received a Masters of Social Work from the University of North Carolina in 1966. She founded a pregnancy help ministry in 1985, and she’s been a Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) mentor for twenty years. Her experiences as a wife, social worker, mother, pro-life leader, and MOPS mentor contribute to her inspirational fiction.

 

She lives with her husband, a practicing orthopedic surgeon, in rural West Virginia. View her published novels at her blog: www.charlottesreaders.com.

 

A Place to Live is one of five novels revolving around teenage girls who live at Hope House, a maternity home in Columbus, Ohio. In this story Laura Morris, a sixteen-year-old girl, is pregnant by her boyfriend, Sam, a football player. Her parents choose abortion, but Laura and Sam know about fetal development and bravely choose life for their baby. The twists and turns of their decision create their journey of this heart felt story. Watch for a 2016 autumn release date.

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