Booksie First Chapter Writing Contest

Booksie First Chapter Writing Contest

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We're sorry for the delay in announcing the winners, but there were so many great entries and we wanted to be sure to review each one closely. The winners of the 2016-2017 Booksie First Chapter Contests are:

Grand Prize

Beyond Paradise by denisef


Machine Life by AKDFLHSDFLSL

By Chance by Arcane Denial

Three additional entries that made the short list are:

Slave to the Fight by Mina339

Girl Vs by XCulletto

The Worst Man on Mars by Corben Duke

The competition had 136 entries, which means that the total prize pool was $336. Per the rules, the grand prize winner receives 50% or $167.50. Each runner-up receives 25%, or $83.75. In addition, Sol Nasisi will provide a review of each winning entry. Each winner and short-listed entry will also have their writing Boosted on Booksie over the next couple of weeks.

Congratulations again!


Hello, Booksie world! We've cooked up another competition to keep your writing flowing and increase your exposure. Done with NanoWriMo and wondering what to do next with your masterpiece? 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 can submit your entire book but only the first chapter will be judged.


We've decided to experiment with a slightly different prize structure for this contest. Let us know what you think.?

  • The competition will start with a minimum prize pool of $200.
  • The pool will increase by $1 for every entry into the competition.
  • The first place winner will receive 50% of the total prize pool, and two runner-ups will receive 25% each of the final prize pool. 
  • In addition, all three winners will receive a review of their chapter from Sol Nasisi of WorldMaker Media, the publisher of best-selling books Screaming in the Silence, My Own Worst Nightmare, and For the Love of Babies.


The judge for this competition is New York Times best-selling author Susan Stec

This is an official Booksie contest, sponsored by For questions about the contest, please email contact (at) Good luck!

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