Deadline: May 14, 2022
Entry Fee: $5.95
About the competition
Booksie is an online writing platform to help writers tell their stories and promote their written work. It is not a publisher and does not take any ownership of the writing posted to the site. Booksie has run writing contests for the last three years. Our sister site, TheNextBigWriter has run writing contests for the last thirteen years.
How to enter the contest
Have a book or a novel idea you’ve been noodling? Enter your first chapter into the Booksie First Chapter Contest and see how it does. You don’t need to have finished the book. You don’t even need more than the first chapter. We’re looking for a start that will grab our attention, that is original, that is well written, and that makes us want to beg you to see what comes next. And for those we find, we’ll provide some awards to inspire you to finish writing the book or, if finished, to help get it published.
You can submit your entire book but only the first chapter will be judged.
Grand prize winner
- $500 cash award
- Gold winner badge
- A free week of Promote for any published content of the winner’s choice (Promote features the content in front of Booksie’s millions of monthly readers).
- A review of the winning chapter by Sol Nasisi, the publisher of WorldMaker Media.
- $100 cash
- Silver winner badge
- One free week of Promotes for any published content of the winner’s choosing (Promote features the content in front of Booksie’s millions of monthly readers)
Writers may submit as many entries as they like. There is a fee of $5.95 per entry. This covers administrative costs, judging fees, marketing, and prize awards. Any profit derived from the contest fees will be donated to the literacy non-profit Reading is Fundamental.
You can submit your entry here.