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CONTEST OPENS DECEMBER 1, 2014
A dedication to a work in progress. The Fellowship Envelope is a annual competition awarding a fellowship to an outstanding novel in progress or a competed work. All Entries must include the first three chapters and a detailed synopsis of a novel that is in progress or already completed. This fellowship will be used to support one writer in helping them fulfill their author dreams.
All Entries must be the original work of the writer. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. There is no scenario for the Fellowship Envelope. The plot and theme can be anything the writer chooses. Because the B. Envelope prides itself on supporting works with African American or Black characters All Entries must have at least one African American or Black main character. It is the writer’s duty to create and express the race of the main character within the first three chapters submitted or it will be disqualified.
Self-published and published novels are welcomed. The sales from the novel must not exceed the about of the fellowship ($10,000) in order to be eligible.
There are three deadlines for the Fellowship Envelope 1.0:
- Pre Early Bird Sign up Now until November 30,2014. Must complete sign-up inorder to enter the Early Bird Intake. Sign Up Here
- Early bird Entry Intake starts December 1, 2014. Deadline for Early Bird Entry is December 30, 2014 ($15 entry fee per submission)
- Regular Entry Intake starts January 1, 2015. Deadline for Regular Entry is February 1, 2015 ($25 entry fee per submission)
A PDF version of the first three chapters and a detailed synopsis must be sent via email to email@example.com (please complete the form below,[NOT OPEN]) by the final deadline 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on February 1, 2015.)
One Grand Prize of a $10,000 fellowship will be awarded to the winning writer. This fellowship will be used to support one writer in completing and publishing their novel and make obsolete of their financial burdens in the process.
Second and third place prizes to be announced.
Once the Fellowship recipient is announced he/she must provide a detailed update on the progress of their novel and how they plan on executing the finished product during the fellowship year. The writer will be featured on the main website, along with the first three chapters and a writer bio. This is done so we can expose the talent of the awarded fellowship writer and help them gain a fan base.
- Original first three chapters of a complete or incomplete novel
- A detailed synopsis
- Must have at least one main character that is African American or black
- The entry fee is due at the time of the submission.
10 Semi finalist will be notified by e-mail sent no later than February 28 of each year and will be announced on the main website. The judging process will be executed as entries are submitted to obtain a quicker process. One fellowship recipient will be announced March 31, 2015**
**Announcements are due to change due to the amount of submissions.
*** If at any time we feel that we will not receive a sufficient amount of entries before the final deadline, all entry fees will be refunded to the participating writers.
2014 Fellowship Envelope Participants
If you participated in the 2013-2014 Fellowship Envelope then your entry grants you 1 free entry for the 2015 Fellowship Envelope. You may submit your entry at anytime during the intake dates. Please state the name of the story you entered into the 2013-2014 Fellowship and the Author name provided when entering your new entry. We have documentation of all of our 2013-2014 participants to provide a easy entry verification.
If you have any questions or concerns please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Helpful Tip and Such
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