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Written by Jeremy Burns   
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 04:18 PM EDT

AspiringAuthorsWritingContest-webThe Parable Group and WestBow Press—the self-publishing division of Thomas Nelson and Zondervan— announced today that they are accepting submissions for the Aspiring Authors Writing Contest. Top 10 finalists will be announced June 21 during Parable’s All Store Banquet at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta before the International Christian Retail Show.

“Now, more than ever, the world is in need of positive, inspirational Christian messages that help people deal with the challenges of our time,” said Steve Potratz, president of Parable. “I believe books can be used by the Holy Spirit to transform hearts one person at a time, one message at a time. This is why I’m intrigued by the growing movement of undiscovered authors eager to help other people through their books. We’re honored to help those fresh voices get heard.”

The grand prize-winning book of the Aspiring Authors Writing Contest will be published by WestBow Press and reviewed for possible traditional publication by Thomas Nelson and Zondervan. Additionally, upon publication, the grand prize winner will receive a free marketing package from Parable to promote the prize-winning book in catalogs and in bookstores across the nation.

“We’re excited to partner with The Parable Group to give aspiring authors the opportunity to rise above the crowd and get noticed,” said Pete Nikolai, director of publishing services and manager of WestBow Press for HarperCollins Christian Publishing.

The Aspiring Authors Writing Contest is open to authors who are at least 18 years of age and have written an unpublished manuscript that is at least 10,000 words in length. Most genres are eligible, excluding children’s and picture books. All submissions must be received by May 31.

For more information, including rules and regulations, the complete list of prizes and an explanation of editorial standards, visit: westbowpress.com/parable.

 

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