Congratulations to Our Finalists!

In no particular order, below are the five finalists whose stories will undergo further review.
Shira Behore
Luis Rodrigues
Kate Larsen
Kirsten Goldsmith
Esly Villeda

2020 Lost Island
Writing Contest

Submissions are now closed.

Submitted manuscripts are currently under review. We are aiming to announce finalists by the end of January 2021. If you would like to stay updated on the winner's book release this year, sign up for the Lost Island Newsletter below.

What is the Lost Island Writing Contest?

Contest submissions were open for the last three months of 2020. Participants submitted their middle grade and young adult novels for the chance to win free publication through Lost Island Press in 2021.

Throughout the month of January, the Lost Island team will be reviewing manuscript submissions to determine a winner. We are extremely excited to offer this opportunity and cannot wait to bring a new story to publication this year.

Huge thank you to our contest participants for their hard work and dedication to their stories!

The Winner Will Receive:

  • 80% net royalties on all book sales
  • 50% off author copies
  • three editions: paperback, hardcover, and ebook¬†
  • help with finding beta readers, if necessary
  • copy editing
  • cover design
  • interior formatting design
  • author testimonials
  • help with writing a book blurb & author bio
  • proofreading
  • copyright filing
  • obtaining ISBNs & an LCCN
  • international distribution

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