Book Contest

Badge of Honor Book Contest – 2019 Contest Is Now OPEN

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Win the opportunity to have your proposal placed directly in the hands of the publications board of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. If your winning entry is ready – It could be signed to a contract.

*NOTE*  – Winning manuscript contingent  upon  Publications Board approval and criteria


Deadline:  January 15, 2019
Who May Enter:  Any Registered Boot Camp Participant

$45 entry fee


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Enter the first 15 pages of your manuscript plus a 1-2 page synopsis for fiction or 1-2 page chapter outline for non-fiction. Open to all manuscripts – fiction and non-fiction. Entries will be judged according to appeal, content, flow, and writing. ONE contract will be awarded contingent upon Publications Board approval).

Rules are SIMPLE: Don’t make this hard!

Winners will be announced at Boot Camp.

*Send the first chapter NOT TO EXCEED 15 double spaced pages via email to: [email protected]

*Entry fee is non-refundable
*Note this is a contest entry. In the body of the e-mail, include your name, e-mail, physical address and phone number. Entries without this information will not be included in the contest. List the name of your book, genre, expected completion date, and a short blurb (think back cover copy).

*Entries must be appropriate for the CBA market.

ATTACH IN A WORD DOC or DOCX. file the following:

*In a single document send :

*A complete 1-2 page, single-spaced synopsis.
*The first chapter or first 15 pages. Anything beyond 15 pages will be discarded.
*Entries should be in Times New Roman 12, double-spaced with 1-inch margins.
*Title, genre, and page numbers must be in a header at the top of the manuscript. DO NOT include your name in the header.
*Manuscripts will be entered in contest and sent to judges upon receipt of entry fee. An opportunity for a book contract will be offered to the winner contingent on satisfactory completion of the manuscript and approval of the publication board. Author can possibly enter into a contract with Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas and must adhere to all contract portions.

*Manuscript must be unpublished and not in contract with another publisher. Self-published books do not qualify for the contest.

In order for a book contract to be issued to the winner the criteria must be met.  If the manuscript is incomplete, the author will have six months to complete the manuscript. Manuscript will be presented, upon completion, to the publications board of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas for approval. If the manuscript is approved the author will be offered a contract. 

Enter your best work. Proof and edit so your work is as clean as possible. Manuscripts entered in the contest ARE NOT CRITIQUED. They are judged solely on content and writing.


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Devotional Contest IS NOW OPEN

Deadline is January 20.2019

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Devotions are a great way for new writers to get their first byline. Great devotions require tight writing, creativity, and powerful messages. As part of our Advance His Kingdom Contest submit up to two devotions. A professional editor will judge your work. Writers may submit two devotions for the contest. 

Each devotion should be:

CONTEST OPENS NOVEMBER 1 (You must be a registered conferee to enter this contest.)

DEADLINE : January 20


 Send your devotions in separate Word docs as an attachment to  mailto:[email protected] Submit your entry as a Word doc email attachment.Writers are limited to two devotions per person for this contest.