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Just Write! Word Alive Press Announces 8th Annual Canadian Publishing Contest

Word Alive Press is launching their 8th Annual National Contest and will select two winning Canadian manuscripts -- one fiction and one non-fiction winner -- to publish, market and distribute in both book and e-book format.

PRLog - Mar. 26, 2011 - ELMIRA, Canada -- Waterloo, ON – Have you ever wanted to get published but thought that the obstacles were too daunting? Do you have a book or a novel you've written but you haven't the faintest idea where to go from there?

Aspiring authors need look no further. Word Alive Press is launching their 8th Annual National Contest and will select two winning Canadian manuscripts -- one fiction and one non-fiction winner -- to publish, market and distribute in both book and e-book format. The total prize package is worth over $10,000 ($5,000 for each winner).

Total Package
The winners of Word Alive Press' 8th National Contest will be screened and chosen by a judging committee that includes editors, book-sales and marketing professionals. The winning entries will receive wide exposure through Christian newspapers and magazines, TV shows and radio stations, as well as order access through 30,000 bookstores across North America.

Word Alive Press has published many award winning titles and are known for their expertise in book design, sales, marketing and distribution. In addition to being professionally published, the 2011 prize winning manuscripts will be converted into e-book format and made available for the Amazon Kindle, the Apple iPad, Chapters/Indigo's Kobo and many others.

"Thank You, Word Alive Press!"
In an increasingly difficult-to-break-into publishing world, first time authors often feel as if the the odds are stacked against them. Previous Word Alive contest winners challenge aspiring writers to think again:

•   “I always dreamed of becoming a writer but never imagined that my first attempt would end up being published. Thank you, Word Alive Press!”
-Christl Schwarz, Forgive Us Our Debts (Fiction Winner, 2008)

•   “Some of the best books ever written never make it to an editor’s desk. That’s why Word Alive Press Publishing Contest is such a Godsend to the Canadian Christian writing community – it gives Christian writers the opportunity to have their work read by professional editors. In an industry geared towards writers who already have a proven track record, it’s exciting to know that anyone can enter and anyone can win.”
- Shawn J. Pollett, Christianus Sum – The Cry of the Martyr’s Trilogy (Non-Fiction Winner, 2008)

•   “Winning the publishing contest has brought the dream of my manuscript into the reality of a professionally published novel. Thank you Word Alive Press for the opportunity to share my story with others!”
-Cynthia d’Entremont , Unlocked (Fiction Winner 2009)

Canadians Have Stories to Share
Word Alive Press truly wants more Canadians to share their stories of faith with the world. Says Jeremy Braun, President of Word Alive Press, “After more than twenty-three years of distributing Christian resources to Canada, we are thrilled with the growth we see in Canadian writers expressing their faith through talented writing.  As a Canadian publisher, we are committed to placing quality, Canadian Christian books into the market.  Our writers contest has grown rapidly over the past eight years and it’s very rewarding to see hundreds of Canadian writers send in manuscripts with hopes of winning the grand prize of being published. We look forward to reading this year’s inspired works!”

So what are you waiting for? Sharpen your pencils and boot up your computers now! But hurry. The contest deadline is: June 25, 2011


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