One of the most important parts of the process of writing a book is trying to get a publisher interested. A book proposal is a tool that can do just that. The OC Christian Writing Conference Book Proposal Contest is a chance for the writer to show his or her idea to a well respected agent or publisher who will be attending the conference. The deadline for the contest is April 10th and any proposal submitted after this date will be disqualified.
Besides the opportunity to present the idea, the OC Christian Writing Conference, along with the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA), will be awarding two great prizes to the attendees who present the best two book proposals. These prizes include two six-month certificates to the Christian Manuscript Submission service. Submission normally cost $98. There is no extra fee to enter this contest, besides the price of the conference, so this is an opportunity not to be missed.
This contest is only open to paid members of the OC Christian Writing Conference and only one submission per registered conference attendee is permitted. Attendees must submit a draft of the proposal and then from this draft the writer will write a one page query letter. For help on developing a proposal the writer can go the Create Your Proposal section of the ChristianManuscriptSubmission.com site. The proposal can be submitted digitally in the following formats: rtf (rich text), Microsoft Word, or PDF files. A complete list of rules can be found on the Book Proposal Guidelines page. Winners will be announced at the conference and the attendee must be present to win. This is a great opportunity for the writer to get an idea out there to publishers and learn about writing a proposal at the same time.