Does your fantasy or sci-fi story have what it takes to "hook" a $100 grand prize and the title of October Indie Author of the Month?
Starry Ink Press is looking for the catchiest, most thrilling openings in our October Indie Author of the Month "Opening Hook" Contest.
There is no cost to enter, and the winner will receive:
-A $100.00 USD cash prize (paid via PayPal)
-A free beta read for your entire story (up to 150,000 words) from one of our Professional Beta Readers, including in-line comments and a summary report
-A written interview on the Starry Ink Press Blog
-Entry into the 2021 Starry Reader Awards in December
The rules to this contest are simple:
-Submit the opening paragraph of your story (up to 50 words)
-Stories MUST be fantasy or sci-fi for consideration (any sub-genre)
-Stories MUST be written in English (US, UK, CA, AU, or NZ preferred)
-Openings of short stories, novellas, and full novels will all be considered
-Contest submissions will CLOSE on October 1st 2021 at 11:00pm CST
Our judging team will screen all entries and select our top ten choices.
The top ten openings will be shared with our readers for a popular vote, which will open on October 5th 2021 and will close October 15th 2021.
The winner will be announced via e-mail to our newsletter subscribers on October 17th 2021, and then on social media/our blog on October 18th 2021.
Ready to submit your hook?