Humor Us Writing Contest 2016

Humor Us Writing Contest 2016
12 Aug 2016


Humor Us is looking for books with a good dose of funny. Maybe yours is a dark humor, a parody, or a good, old-fashioned buddy comedy — whatever it is, we want to read it.
Your manuscript can be either fiction or nonfiction in at least a first draft (sorry, Bards, no limericks this time). Children’s books will not be considered.
The primary genre does not need to be humor. It could be mystery, historical, biography, science… you get the picture. It just has to have enough humor in it to make people laugh, even people like Ed.

Topic
Any fiction or non-fiction books on humor

Organizer
Authors.me

Prizes
First place:
$200 cash prize

Social Media Audit and Consultation: “30 Minute Skype Social Media Audit” of  one or more of your current pages (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Goodreads) to discuss how to expand on the great content you already share with audiences, plus learn how to possibly increase traffic and likes for the page that can broaden the audience for your book.

Second place:
$100 cash prize

Social Media Audit and Consultation: “20 Minute Skype Social Media Audit” of 1 current page (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) to discuss how to expand on the great content you already share with audiences, plus learn how to possibly increase traffic and likes for the page that can broaden the audience for your book.

Third prize:
$50 cash prize

Social Media Audit and Consultation: “15 Minute Skype Social Media Consultation” of  one page (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) to discuss how to expand on the great content you already share with audiences, plus learn how to possibly increase traffic and likes for the page that can broaden the audience for your book.

Deadline

August 31, 2016
Guidelines

ELIGIBILITY: This is an open call for writers who write fiction and non-fiction with a strong element of humor. Your story must be for an audience of 12 and older. You must be the owner of the book rights. Your work cannot be previously published by a traditional publisher even if it is out of print. Works that are self-published are acceptable.
SUBMISSIONS: There is a limit of one entry per person and e-mail address throughout the Contest Period. FREE registration is open from June 15, 2016 thru August 31, 2016. All submissions must be original and be in English. All entrants must use the AUTHORS.me submission platform that follows the eligibility guidelines. No submissions will be accepted by mail or email. Writers will complete a series of forms and upload a minimum of  their first 30 pages. Complete manuscripts are preferred. 

JUDGING: The general submissions will be reviewed to determine if the entry qualifies the writer’s manuscript for review. Judges include a group of distinguished industry professionals as noted above. Entries will be judged on the quality of the writing, originality of the story, and the uniqueness of the characters, and of course for its humor. Winners are determined by two rounds of judging. In the first round, judges will narrow down the entries to a group of semi- In the second round, judges will select the finalists and winners. No critical evaluation or commentary of your entry will be offered by the Judges.

PRIVACY:  Authors.me is all about the security of the writer’s work. No submissions will be made public. A writer can withdraw their submission and uploads at any time. If a submission is withdrawn prior to September 30, 2016, the writer becomes disqualified from winning.

Terms: For a complete listing of Contest Rules, click here

Enter the contest for free 

Inquiries

For any inquiry, get across to the organizers through the contact page

 Announcer
MWB Inc. 

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