Please read and check that you read and understand below. SUBMISSION,
TERMS, AND CONDITIONS: Submit no more than the first, consecutive 4250
words of your book-length work of fiction or non-fiction (Book-length is
a minimum of 55,000 words-does not have to be completed at the time of
entry) PLUS a synopsis of no more than 250 words (both will be judged).
We accept electronic entries ONLY via our submission form. To be
accepted, your entry must include: a completed online entry form with
your name and contact information an entry fee a 4250-word submission
AND a synopsis of no more than 250 words. The submission must follow
these formatting guidelines:12 point Times New Roman font1”
marginsDouble spacingNO AUTHOR NAME can appear anywhere on the entry.
Entry Fee and Deadlines: Early Bird $40.Early Bird (before March 23,
2020). $50 After Early Bird date (after 3/24/2020 but before 4/13, 2020)
Entry Evaluation: Final entries will be read and evaluated by 4 judges.
The judges will select and notify up to 7 finalists. Finalists: Finalist
names will be announced on Bloom, the Facebook group run by the Tall
Poppy Writers, and on the Tall Poppy Writers’ social media platforms.
(From the four finalists, the agent judges will select the Popstar
winner. The Popstar Winner: The Popstar winner will receive a full
critique of their submission from one of our New York Times, USA Today,
or Washington Post bestselling Tall Poppy Authors.
The Fine Print The Popstar writing contest is sponsored and coordinated
by Tall Poppy Writers Partners LLC (TPW). Entrants must be 40 years or
older at the time of the residency date and own the rights to the work
they’re submitting. All submissions must be in English. You may submit
as many entries as you like, as long as each submission is a distinct
piece of work and meets entry deadlines. Stories can be fiction,
non-fiction, creative non-fiction, or memoir. No poetry though lyrical
flash fiction is accepted.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER: HPP makes no claims to rights over
submitted or produced work work for either entrants or winners.
Relatives of the judges are ineligible for entry. All decisions of the
judges are final, binding, not subject to appeal or review. Prizes are
not non-transferable, non-substitutable, and not reedeemable for cash
except at the sole discretion of HPP and its agents. Losses, claims, and
liabilities arising out of or in any way associated with participation
in this competetion or resulting from acceptance or claiming of any
prize or recognition associated with this contest. HPP reserves the
right, at its sole discretion, to suspend or otherwise cancel the
contest at any time. HPP is not responsible for expenses incurred in
connection with participation in this contest, residency while in the
writing house or transportation and lodging costs. International
applicants are welcome but no assistance is offered by HPP or the
contest for gaining entry into the United States for non-citizens.
Entries must be received by the posted closing date to be eligible.
Contest rules are subject to modification by HPP and its agents at their
discretion. Failure to adhere to Contest Rules may result in
disqualification at the sole discretion of HPP and its agents. This
contest is void where prohibited.
Daisy Pettles, Author
Shady Hoosier Detective Agency Series
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Baby Daddy Mystery Book 2
Chickenlandia Mystery Book 3
Indie Reader: Best Indie Humor Book 2019
Next Generation Book Awards: Best Indie Humor Book 2019
IPPY Award: Best Mystery E-Book 2019
American Fiction Awards: Best Humor Book 2019
American Fiction Awards: Finalist Best Cozy Mystery