Booksie 2019 First Chapter Novel Contest

Booksie 2019 First Chapter Novel Contest

Contest Closed

Enter the first chapter of your book to win $1,000 and exposure.

Contest Closed

First chapter contest

The contest is now closed. A list of twenty finalists will be announced approximately 6 weeks after the contest deadline. Please see the site rules for further details.

Have a book or a novel idea you've been noodling? Enter your first chapter into the Booksie First Chapter Contest and see how it does. You don't need to have finished the book. You don't even need more than the first chapter. We're looking for a start that will grab our attention, that is original, that is well written, and that makes us want to beg you to see what comes next. And for those we find, we'll provide some hefty awards to inspire you to finish writing the book or, if finished, to help get it published.

You can submit your entire book but only the first chapter will be judged.

Prizes

Grand prize winner

  • $1,000 cash award
  • Gold winner badge
  • One free week of Boosts for any content of the winner's choosing (Boosting features the story in front of Booksie’s millions of monthly readers)
  • A review of the winning chapter by Sol Nasisi, the publisher of WorldMaker Media.

Two runner-ups 

  • $150 cash
  • Silver winner badge
  • One free week of Boosts for any content of the winner's choosing (Boosting features the story in front of Booksie’s millions of monthly readers).

Judge

The judge for this competition is Sol Nasisi, the founder of WorldMaker Media, the publisher of  Screaming in the Silence, State of VengeanceMy Own Worst Nightmare, and For the Love of Babies. Sol is also the founder of Booksie.com and the online writing workshop TheNextBigWriter.com. 

About Booksie Contests

Booksie is an online writing platform to help writers tell their stories and promote their written work. It is not a publisher and does not take any ownership of the writing posted to the site. Booksie has run writing contests for the last three years. Our sister site, TheNextBigWriter has run writing contests for the last thirteen years. Click here to view a list of previous Booksie winners.

Please note: By entering the contest, your first chapter will be posted on the site. Booksie does not take any ownership or rights to any writing posted as part of the contest. If you do not want your first chapter to appear on Booksie, do not enter the contest. You can delete your entry at any time.

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Cost: $7.95 / entry

Start: January 08, 2019

Deadline: June 14, 2019

Prize: Grand prize: $1,000 cash, one free week of exposure, and a gold contest badge. Runner-ups: $150 cash, one free week of exposure, and a silver contest badge

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