2017 Adventure Writers Competition is open for submissions through June 30, 2017!
Start your engines! Get those manuscripts ready! If you have a complete manuscript, or are even published, we can't wait to read your novel!
Changes and important facts for 2017:
1. If your novel has sold or given away less than 5000 copies, you can enter it! If it is already published? Enter it. If it was written years and years ago? Enter it! Read the complete rules to make sure you qualify! Even if you wrote a million seller before, enter your book.
2. There is no synopsis round this year. Instead, there is a "Opening Round" where judges read the first 3000-5000 words and score the manuscript based on that opening section. Top ten scores (semi Finalists) will then go to the full "Manuscript Round" where judges can read as much as they want/need to score the manuscript. The top three from the manuscript round are our finalists.
3. Scifi you say? We love it -- but don't enter it. There are many other contests for you. However, if you do want to submit, it's fine. Just read the rules. No refunds. I know that sounds negative, but how else can we say it?
Why are we different? We are the only contest we know of that focuses on Adventure Writing! No vampires or romance novels to compete with here! Whether you write like the Grand Master himself, Clive Cussler, or have your own action-packed style - get onboard and enter your novel in the contest!
<--Why enter the Adventure Writer's Competition? See what past winners and finalists say about entering the competition. Watch the video and enter! (viewable in full 1080p)
"Maseah Mountain" by John Thomas Everett wins the 2016 Adventure Writers competition
Watch the video to hear about John's book, his writing journey, and his big win! Congratulations to John on his win!
"It was another fantastic set of entries, and Maseah Mountain, John's exciting tale of a man in the wilderness looking for salvation within the shadow of the Bitterroot Mountains was exciting, uplifting and beautiful," said Peter Greene, AWC Director.
John was joined at the ceremony by finalists John Monteith (Rouge Fortress) and Ken Barnett (Skeletons of Weavers Needle). Dirk Cussler awarded the "Clive", the AWC's Grand Master Award at the closing festivities of the Clive Cussler Collector's Society's 2016 Convention in Denver.
Need more information? 2017 entry and rules pages are now posted. Please read them! Feel free to contact the AWC director at email@example.com