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The Clive Cussler Adventure Writers Competiiton


Friday, April 30, 2021



Entry Fees

$35 - we are a non-profit group. No one gets paid anything! Sponsored by Dirk Cussler and the Clive Cussler Collector's Society (among others). All proceeds are used to promote the authors and the competiiton. No one gets paid.


$1000 first place, two runners up receive $500. Finalist receive free interview on you tube and book trailer, among other prizes.


We are a non-profit organization, and all entry fees ($35) and donations collected are used to promote the contest, the finalists and the winner.

The Adventure Writers Competition, sponsored by Dirk Cussler, the Clive Cussler Collector’s Society, Braveship Books, Venator Media Services and Sven Gillhoolie Publishing, is an international competition now in our tenth year.

We have one category: Adventure. Any novels between 50,000 and 200,000 words that are in the realm of action/adventure/thriller/mystery – and chocked-full of adventure – are welcome. New and published books welcome! No time limit on when you completed your book, though you must have sold or given away less than 10,000 books of the title(s) you enter. We do not accept sci-fi, fantasy, horror or young children’s books. We are open for entries January 1 through April 30 of 2021. See our website for info on rules and entering.

Contact Information

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