Wow, I just heard about another book festival competition:
This one is the "2013 Great Southeast Book Festival
," with competition honoring the best books of the late winter/spring season.
They will consider published and unpublished works in
* young adult,
* unpublished manuscripts,
* regional lit and
* wild card (anything goes!)
Pretty much covers everything it appears to me.
There is no date of publication restriction, but all entries must be in English.
Grand prize is $1500 cash and a flight to the awards ceremony in New Orleans, to be held in March, 2013.
Submitted works will be judged by a panel using the following criteria:
1) General excellence and the author's passion for telling a good story.
2) The potential of the work to reach a wider audience.
For more information, visit this link.
So now you have twice as many reasons to get that manuscript finished!