Saturday, December 13, 2014
10 copies of book when published
Enter your unpublished horror manuscript and you could win an publishing contract plus 500 dollars!
THE ONIS AWARD
In the spirit (no pun intended) of seeking out great horror writing, we want to offer anyone in the world a chance to submit their best horror manuscript to us. If you think you have a perfectly written horror story that is something different and extremely creative, please by all means send it our way!
Winner of the ONI Award will receive the following:
-A publishing contract for the manuscript with Sakura Publishing
-A 500 Dollar Cash Prize
-10 FREE copies of your book when printed
NOTE: All prizes must be accepted if won
We want ONLY for unpublished horror manuscripts. If your work has been published in any form, even if partially in a magazine, then you would be disqualified from entry. Also, you must be at least 16 years of age to enter and your manuscript must be written in English. It’s okay to have some foreign language parts if it’s relevant to your story. There is no limit to how many manuscripts you may submit. Each manuscript will require you to pay the contest entry fee (see below).
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT FOR THIS YEAR’S CONTEST IS DECEMBER 13th, 2014. ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED BY THIS DATE!
WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED JANUARY 21st.
To Submit Your Entry:
-Your work MUST be unpublished.
-We are looking for horror stories of any kind. However, we will give preference to any horror stories with an Asian theme to them. We have no problem with extreme violence, gore, or mass murder in your story, but please do not submit anything to us involving pedophilia, incessant rape, animal abuse of any kind, or anything involving racist or homophobic bashing. All that stuff is too horrific even for us.
-Please submit a novel length book. This means anywhere from 80,00 to 100,000 words or more. We are not looking for less (though if you are just around the 80,00 word level, that’s okay).
-Please submit as an attachment to the email address below, but ONLY after you have made payment. Your email will be deleted if you haven’t paid before sending.
-Use Times New Roman, 12 point font, and put your name/title of book/page number in the HEADER. Do not put anything in the footer. Be sure to double space your manuscript as well. No other restrictions apply to formatting.
-In your email to us, please include your name, address, phone number, and preferred email. If you want to include a little note about your story, that’s fine too. It helps us to know where you are coming from with your writing.
That’s it! If you don’t hear back from us, that means your work was not accepted. Also, please keep in mind that we may not select anyone if the entries aren’t what we are looking for, especially since this involves a publication contract. We reserve the right to not extend an award if this happens.
EMAIL YOUR MANUSCRIPT TO: [email protected] PUT ONI AWARD in the subject line. Sorry, no snail mail manuscripts will be accepted! Remember to visit our website to pay the entry fee before sending!