Important Dates

 

Important Dates*

 

December 1, 2016: The contest will open for entries at 12:01 am EST.

 

January 31, 2017: Entries must be received in their entirety by 11:59 pm EST.

 

First week of February: Entries sent to preliminary round judges.

 

March 15, 2017: – Preliminary judging deadline.

 

March 31, 2017: Deadline for third judge.

 

Early April: Category finalists notified and given ONE WEEK to make revisions.

 

Mid-April: Category finalists’ entries sent to agents and editors.

 

May 15, 2017: Deadline for agents and editors.

 

Mid-May: Final Round winners announced in each category and entries forwarded to published authors for critique.

 

July 1, 2017: Deadline for published authors critique. At this time, entries will be sent back to entrants for further revision.

 

July 15, 2017: Deadline for revised entries. Final Round winners’ entries are sent to Kristin Nelson for the Gold Ticket Round.

 

September 1, 2017: Gold Ticket winner and runner-up are announced and entries are sent to Mentors.

 

Note: Judging deadlines and results announcements are subject to change.

 

 

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