2020 Publishing Contest

Early  Bird Opens June 1st 2020

Gemlight Publishing 2020 Contest is focused on discovering and helping launch the careers of our writers. 

POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

Gemlight Publishing 2020 Contest is exclusively for unpublished manuscripts within the following categories;

Non-Fiction 

Fiction

Winners receive:

  • Exclusive Publishing Contract with GLP.

  • Consideration from producers seeking projects for film and TV adaptation

  • Invitations to GEM  Talk Podcast

Runner- up receive:

  • $500.00

  • Exclusive "first look" review of manuscript

Submission Fees &Dates

Early bird  $50

Ends September 4,2020

Regular  $60

Ends October 15,2020

Late  $75

Ends October 30,2020

Winner Announcement November 10th! 

Frequently asked questions

WHAT ARE THE DEADLINE DATES?


Early: June 1st, 2020 - $50 Regular: October 15th, 2020 - $60 Late: October 30th, 2020 - $75 Winners selected on November 10th, 2020. **Any submissions less than ten participants will be refunded.**




CAN I REGISTER EARLY?


Yes! As long as submission in before October 15th.




HOW DO I REGISTER?


1.Fill out the required fields of the form. 2.Upload documents 3.Indicate your payment details, and click "submit. You'll receive a confirmation email with further info after registering. That's it!




DO MY MANUSCRIPT HAVE TO BE COMPLETED?


All entrants may register early if their work is still in progress, or not completed. However, the completed manuscript must be submitted before finalists are announced in October 2020.
If this the case, you have not completed your manuscript but will like to register for a contest; we encourage you to submit full blurb or synopsis and sample chapters or table of contents by the final deadline on October 15th.




WHAT IF I GET PUBLISHED MY BOOK AFTER ENTERING?


If your book is under agreement to be published, or is later published after entering, it would be ineligible to contunie in the contest, in which case we could pull the entry and refund the entry fee.




HOW SHOULD I FORMAT MY SUBMISSION?


We require standard format, such as
Font -Times Roman
Spacing- Double
Font size-12pt. You won't be disqualified.
Word docs and PDFs are accepted only. Please put the correct title and writer's name in synopsis or blurb.
Ex; Title; Think like a boss!" Author; Sherrie Wash




CAN INTERNATIONAL WRITERS PARTICIPATE?


Yes, applicants are welcome to participate globally.




DO I RETAIN MY RIGHTS TO MY WORK ?


Of Course!. All rights to your work will remain with the author. Furthermore, Gemlight will not publish or solicit manuscripts without the author's consent.





Gemlight Publishing LLC 

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Gulfport MS,39507   gemlightpublishingllc@gmail.com  

Tel: 833-436-5483

 Opening Hours:

Mon - Fri: 9am-5pm,​​

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed