The winners of the 2016 competition are:
Grand Prize Winner:
Founders: Sifter Series Book I by graymartin
Beneath the Silver Rose: A Tale of Shadyia, Part 1 by A.T.Schlesinger
Beyond Paradise by denisef
Prize Winner receives:
Two runner-ups will receive:
- $100 in cash.
- Free extra three months of Premium Membership on TheNextBigWriter valued at $21.95.
- Feedback on each submitted chapter.
- Motivation to craft the best opening.
What is the Contest?
We know that writing a compelling start isn't easy. So, for the seventh year we've put together a motivational competition to help you hone the first three chapters of your book to perfection (if you haven't already).
We're looking for opening chapters that will create a burning need to find out what happens, how the characters turn out, how the novel resolves itself. The kind of start that gets an agent to call back, a publisher to show interest, and a reader to plunk down their hard earned money. Above all, give us three opening chapters that will keep us reading.
As part of the competition, you'll have the opportunity to receive feedback on your submissions, meet and share ideas with other writers, and get motivated to produce the perfect, compelling opening. The winner of the Strongest Start Novel Competition will be the writer who is judged to have the strongest three opening chapters. In addition, two runner-ups will be selected using the same criteria.Can