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The PRISM contest closes March 22, 2020!
Get your vampires, shifters, ghosts, witches, fae, angels, demons, mythical creatures, aliens, and space travelers novels/novellas entered. The contest is open to published books in traditional and self published as long as it meet the requirements listed below.
· An Original Publication Date of 2019 for both electronic and print formats.
· Entries need not be published in the romance genre; however, entries must contain a Central Love Story, where the main plot centers around individuals falling in love and struggling to make the relationship work, and an Emotionally Satisfying and Optimistic Ending.
· Fantasy, Futuristic, or Paranormal elements must be present and essential to the plot.
The cutoff date for registration is March 22nd, 2020. All fees and submissions must be received by this date.
You are NOT required to be a member of RWA or FF&P to enter the contest.
FF&P Members in good standing: $30.00 each Novel/Novella entered
All Others: $40.00 each Novel/Novella entered
· The top three (3) finalists for each category will receive a commemorative FF&P Prism Pin and Certificate.
· Second and Third Place Winners will receive a commemorative FF&P Prism Pin and Certificate.
· First Place Winners will receive the FF&P exclusive Prism Statue, a commemorative FF&P Prism Winner Pin, and Certificate.
· Best of the Best and Best First Book Winners will receive the FF&P exclusive Prism Statue, a commemorative Best First Book and Best of the Best FF&P Prism Pin, and a Certificate.
How the Prism Works
· Authors will submit three (3) print copies of each print Novel/Novella entered OR one (1) electronic copy in PDF format.
· Three (3) judges will be assigned per entry. The average of all three scores will be used for final judging.
· Finalists will be announced the week of June 10th via the FF&P website and other media outlets.
· Winners will be announced during The Prism Awards Ceremony held at RWA Nationals in San Francisco in late July and early August. Final scores will be sent to all entrants following the conference.
Novels can be entered in the following categories:
With the exception of Erotic, all categories may have varying levels of sensuality.
DARK PARANORMAL: These stories include paranormal happenings as a major element of the plot and contain ominous overtones.
LIGHT PARANORMAL: These stories include paranormal happenings as a major element of the plot and are lighter in tone.
SCI FI & FUTURISTIC: These stories may be set in an alternate reality or in the future, and include elements such as technological advancements, space travel, and aliens. NOTE: Time Travel by scientific means (e.g., a time machine or wormhole) falls in this category.
FANTASY: These stories may be, but are not limited to, settings in the past, and include mythical creatures and magical elements. NOTE: Time Travel by magical means (e.g., an imbued object or supernatural portal) falls in this category.
URBAN FANTASY: These stories take place in contemporary urban settings and include mythical creatures and magical elements.
STEAMPUNK: These stories typically feature Victorian era or American Old West style and sensibilities, advanced steam-powered machinery, and alternate histories. They may take place in a historical, contemporary, futuristic, or otherworldly setting.
EROTIC: These are paranormal stories in which explicit sensuality is inherent to the work. They may take place in a historical, contemporary, futuristic, or otherworldly setting.
HISTORICAL: These are paranormal stories that take place in the past, from ancient times to World War II.
YOUNG ADULT: These are paranormal stories that are appropriate for teen readers, featuring main characters in high school or of equivalent ages (14-18). They may take place in a historical, contemporary, futuristic, or otherworldly setting.
NEW ADULT: These are paranormal stories that feature main characters in college or of equivalent ages (18-24). They may take place in a historical, contemporary, futuristic, or otherworldly setting.
Novellas are entered as their own category.
NOVELLAS: These stories may encompass any of the categories listed above, but word count must fall between 20,000 and 40,000 words.
Click HERE to register and for a complete list of contest rules.
The best of luck to all entrants!
Carolyn J Wright
2020 Prism Contest Chair