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Adventure Writers Competition


Thursday, April 30, 2020


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Entry Fees

$35.00 USD


$1000: Winner
$500 runner's up (2)
Finalists (3) are considered by Braveship Books for publishing/promotion consideration.
Semi-finalists (10) receive a free editing sample of their entry from Venator Media Services.
Free book trailer to top three finalists by Sven Gillhoolie Publishing.
Interview of top three finalists (if attending the award ceremony) by Sven Gillhoolie Publishing.


The Adventure Writers Competition, sponsored by the Clive Cussler Family, the Clive Cussler Collector’s Society, Braveship Books, Venator Media Services and Sven Gillhoolie Publishing is an international competition now in our ninth year. We have one category: Adventure, so any novels over 50,000 words that are in the realm of action/adventure/thriller/mystery – but chocked-full of adventure – are welcome. We do not accept sci-fi, fantasy, horror or young children’s books. All fees collected are used to promote the contest, the finalists and the winner. We are a non-profit organization. We are open for entries January 1 through April 30 of 2020. See our website for info on rules and entering. As our finalist judge, Dirk Cussler says: “Get in on the action!”

Thank you
Peter Greene
AWC Director

Contact Information

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