The Sakura Award

Deadline

Saturday, December 13, 2014

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Entry Fees

$30.00

Prizes

PRIZES AWARDED

Winner of the Sakura 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

Description

Enter your unpublished Fiction or Poetry manuscript and you could win an publishing contract plus 500 dollars!

THE SAKURA AWARD

We want to read a fiction manuscript that blows us away, takes us into the hearts and minds of people we never imagined we could care about, and involve us deep into something creatively wonderful. We also wouldn’t mind sitting down at Starbucks with your poetry and reflecting on life while gazing out the window all hipster-like and feeling enlightened with your words. We have no restrictions on genre or style, just be absolutely compelling and creative in your fiction or poetry.

PRIZES AWARDED

Winner of the Sakura 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

ELIGIBILITY

We want ONLY for unpublished fiction or poetry manuscripts.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 or poems. 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-Your work MUST be unpublished.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 fiction stories and poetry of any kind. However, we will give preference to any fiction stories or poetry with an Asian theme to them. Please do not submit anything to us involving pedophilia, incessant rape, animal abuse of any kind, or anything involving racist or homophobic bashing.
-If submitting a fiction manuscript, please make sure it’s novel length. 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). If you are submitting poetry, please make sure it’s at least 45 poems or more. There is no limit to how many poems you can submit in a single manuscript.
-Please submit as an attachment to the email address below, but ONLY after you have made payment (also below). 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 or poems, 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 SAKURA AWARD in the subject line. Sorry, no snail mail manuscripts will be accepted!

SUBMIT PAYMENT

There is a 30 dollar reading fee to enter this competition. It is non-refundable. Please make payment by visiting our website link. We do not accept check or money order or any other kind of payment.

Contact Information

EMAIL YOUR MANUSCRIPT TO: [email protected] PUT SAKURA AWARD in the subject line. Sorry, no snail mail manuscripts will be accepted!

Website

http://sakura-publishing.com/the-sakura-award-fiction-and-poetry-writing-contest/

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