Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Writing Contest for Speculative Fiction! (Heather)

Do you write fantasy? Dystopian? Space Operas? All three? If you write anything on the spec-fic spectrum, take a look at the Mountain Brook Fire's Fire Award contest!

Mountain Brook Fire is the new speculative fiction imprint of Mountain Brook Ink (MBI). MBI is a traditional, royalty paying publishing house that I am proud to call 'home'! My trilogy, The Tethered World Chronicles, is published with MBI and but has officially moved to their new spec-fic baby: Mountain Brook Fire (MBF).

To celebrate their love of speculative fiction and this new publishing imprint, they are hosting a fabulous writing contest for previously unpublished manuscripts!

I can't say enough great things about the hard working team of industry experts at MBI/MBF. Founded by award winning author Miralee Ferrell, this small but mighty publisher has expanded to over 35 authors with multiple awards and movie deals. Miralee and staff help promote each author's books, help to educate authors on how to promote their own books (something authors must do regardless of how fancy-shmancy the publisher is), and provides things like professional covers and content edits.

The grand prize for this contest is a contract, but there are other valuable prizes for finalists. For a full list of prizes and submission guidelines, click this link. Contest is open from February 1st through March 31st.

So . . . get busy polishing up those drafts and send in your manuscripts, people! What are you waiting for? Wouldn't it be cool if one of our readers or authors won? Do you have a story lurking on your computer, waiting for this opportunity?


  1. Thanks for the information, Heather! It's always encouraging when considering submitting to a publisher to know that their authors are happy.

  2. Thank you for the info, Heather! I'm considering entering, but the synopsis/query letter thing is more than daunting. Any tips? :)

  3. Thank you for posting about our new line and contest, Heather!!


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