The Literary Blockbuster Challenge
Our Literary Blockbuster Challenge is now closed and our judges are busy reading the submissions. The long list of finalists will be announced by Inkubate during the week of June 3rd. The top ten winners will be announced by Inkubate on July 31, 2013.
Inkubate is grateful to Susan Sutliff Brown, Ph.D., for organizing this contest and for choreographing our phenomenal cast of judges:
Jane Smiley, Pulitzer Prize winning novelist of A Thousand Acres
James W. Hall, retired Professor of Creative Writing at Florida International University, best-selling writer of "literary mysteries," and the author of the newly released Hit Lit: Cracking the Code of the Twentieth Century’s Biggest Bestsellers (April 2012)
Larry Beinhart, author of Wag the Dog and How to Write a Mystery
Jennifer Clement, prize-winning novelist and poet and president of PEN Mexico
Martha Frankel, author of Hats and Eyeglasses and Executive Director of the Woodstock Writers Festival
In addition to receiving cash prizes, the ten winners will have their work formally reviewed by a professional agent and/or a mainstream publishing company. In all cases, these services will be provided in the context of a traditional publishing model (i.e., no vanity or fee-based services).
Agents and/or publishers participating in the review of any manuscript entered in this contest have volunteered their services and do not receive any fees or other compensation for their participation.
Inkubate is an online, secure platform where writers showcase their work for qualified publishers and agents. Ray Bradbury wrote, "Inkubate is the place to go for talent." To read more about Bradbury's endorsement of Inkubate, read our June 10, 2012 blog post.
If you have questions about our Literary Blockbuster Challenge, please contact Inkubate Co-Founder, Stacy Clark at email@example.com.