29 February 2012

Ruby Lioness Press Writing Contest 2012

Post date: 29 February 2012
Deadline: 31 July 2012

Ruby Lioness Press is having a writing contest! All authors who submit manuscripts of at least 40,000 words between June 1st and July 31st, 2012 will be entered for a chance at having their book published and receiving an advance royalty.
  • 1st Prize – $100 USD Advance Royalty
  • 2nd Prize – $50 USD Advance Royalty
  • 3rd Prize – $25 USD Advance Royalty

Requirements: Submit your 40k+ novel to Ruby Lioness Press following the submission guidelines between June 1st and July 31st. The novel must not have been under contract or published before. This contest is open to participants worldwide, but the work must be in English.

This contest is open to all genres, including submissions for the Clearwater series.

The winners will be chosen in early August. All authors who submit manuscripts during the contest time frame will be notified of their status after that time. Any author who wishes not to participate should state as such in their submission.

The advance will be paid at the end of the accounting period following the release of the book.


We are a small publishing company based out of Houston, Texas with a focus on providing a great and diverse selection of books from our wonderful authors.

Ruby Lioness Press is interested in proposals for completed works in the following genres:
  • Romance
  • Er0tica
  • Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Romance
  • Young Adult
  • Mystery / Suspense
  • Science Fiction / Fantasy


At this time, Ruby Lioness Press only accepts electronic submissions. Please take a moment to read all of the requirements carefully before sending your submission via email to submissions@rubylionesspress.com. Failure to follow these instructions will result in having your submission rejected.

Ruby Lioness Press is open to 10,000 to 200,000 word count. For shorter ones please watch our anthology calls.

Please submit a query letter in the body of your email. Include the following information in both your query letter and on the cover page of your submission:
  • Real Name
  • Pen Name (if different)
  • Email Address
  • Title / Working Title
  • Series Name (if applicable)
  • Genre (from list above)
  • Word Count
  • Blurb (less than 200 words)

Attach to your email a full synopsis of the book, and three sample chapters. If it is for an anthology, please submit the full manuscript. Files should be in either .doc or .rtf format and should be saved with both the title and your name.

All submissions should be double-spaced and in Time New Roman, or Calibri. Using fancy fonts will result in your manuscript being rejected without consideration. Remember to include a cover page with your contact information, the title of the book, and the word count.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, granted we are notified at the time of submission. If the status of your submission changes we ask that you notify us. Previously published works will not be accepted at this time. If you have ever shared this work on the internet via forums or writer’s websites, we request that you let us know.

Please allow 1 to 3 weeks for us to review your submission.


For inquiries: submissions@rubylionesspress.com

For submissions: submissions@rubylionesspress.com

Website: http://rubylionesspress.com
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