Ends on September 30, 2019

$25.00 USD, $25.00 USD


The Acheven Book Prize for Young Adult Fiction 

Accepting submissions June 30, 2019 – September 30, 2019 


Winner Receives:
Book publication by Regal House Publishing in 2020/2021
$500 honorarium
The Acheven Book Prize will be issued to a work of compelling fiction for the Young Adult market.
The editors at Fitzroy Books will announce their top 3 finalists on October 25, 2019, and select a winner on November 1, 2019. 


Submissions:
Submissions are invited only through Submittable or by post mail. We do not have the staff capacity to read or respond to manuscripts that are submitted by fax or email. Please see our website for instructions on mailing physical contest submissions.
*Submission fee: $25
*Please note that, without the submission fee, we would not be able  to accept contest submissions, or to offer a $500 prize to the winner.  As Regal House Publishing is a small press with limited staff capacity,  contest submission fees allow us to maintain sufficient editorial  resources for careful review of each and every manuscript. We understand  that submission fees can be difficult to accommodate, but rest assured  that because of them, your submission will be carefully read, reviewed,  and considered for this prize. Thank you for your understanding.


Eligibility:
Entrants must be at least 18 years of age.
Translations, previously published, and collaborative manuscripts are not eligible.
Employees and volunteers of Regal House Publishing, Pact Press,  Fitzroy Books or The Regal House Initiative, their partners or spouses,  their immediate families, or immediate family of the judge are not  eligible.


Manuscript Format:

  • Minimum of 120 pages, maximum of 350 pages.
  • At least 11pt. font
  • The entries will have a blind reading, so please do NOT include  name, address and telephone number anywhere in the body of the  manuscript. DO include it in the Submittable cover letter form (or if by  mail, include a separate cover letter with the above information.
  • Do not send artwork or photographs.
  • Paginate consecutively and include a table of contents
  • Attach publications acknowledgments, if any.
  • Please adhere strictly to contest dates. Neither late nor early manuscripts will be accepted.
  • Contestants may submit the manuscript elsewhere simultaneously, but  must notify Regal House Publishing immediately if a manuscript is  accepted by another publisher.
  • Once submitted, manuscripts cannot be altered. Winner will be given the opportunity to revise before publication.
  • Contestants may submit more than one manuscript, but a separate entry fee and entry form must accompany each manuscript.