Benu Press is accepting completed manuscripts for the Social Justice and Equity Award in Creative Non-Fiction.
Contest dates: June 4, 2009 through July 9, 2009. Notification by September 18, 2009.
Benu Press is a small, independent press committed to publishing creative non-fiction, poetry and fiction. We believe in the transformative power of literature. To that end, we seek to publish inspiring and thought-provoking books about the practical dimensions of social justice and equity.
Writing Competition Rules and Guidelines
Entries must include a $25 reader’s fee as well as the entry form.
The author’s name should not appear beyond the cover sheet.
Title of book should appear on all pages of the manuscript.
Manuscript must be 144 – 350 pages and spring clipped (not spiral bound).
The contest readers will perform a blind review of each entry.
Winning entry will be published by Benu Press and the author will be awarded $1,000 in addition to 17% royalties. The initial run will be 1,000 copies. The winner will also receive 20 copies of the book.
Benu Press will sell books to authors at a 35% discount, and these copies may be sold directly to customers at readings and events. Benu Press will not sell books to authors on a sale or return basis.
Manuscript must be written in English, and must not contain excessive adult language or exploitive themes.
Manuscripts will NOT be returned. Benu Press is not responsible for lost manuscripts.
Unsuccessful submissions will be shredded and recycled.
Books that have been previously published are not eligible.
All work must be original work by the author. Should any part of the entry be discovered to be copied or plagiarized, both writer and entry will be disqualified.
Author must submit one (1) hard copy of the manuscript OR an RTF file (burned on a disk) for review.
Entries must be sent to:
Benu Press Writing Competition
PO Box 5330
Hopkins, MN 55343
Questions can be directed to: submissions(at)benupress.com (replace (at) with @), subject: Competition.
Any entry that is not complete or does not follow guidelines will be disqualified.