2020 Lost Island
Writing Contest

Publish Your Novel for Free in 2021

Deadline: December 31, 2020

  • We are so excited to finally announce our first writing competition! We will be opening submissions for a total of three months, with the deadline on the last day of 2020. The winner will be offered complete publication of their novel through Lost Island Press in 2021. Questions? Email submissions@lostislandpress.com.
* We reserve the right to extend the deadline if necessary.

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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Submit Your Manuscript

  • We accept middle grade & young adult fiction novellas and novels.
  • All genres are welcome.
  • The submitted manuscript must be between 40-100k words.
  • Please submit a completed manuscript.
  • No specific formatting is needed as long as the text is easy to read.


    ContemporaryMysteryAction & AdventureScience FictionFantasyDystopianMagical RealismOther / Unassigned

    edited by a professionalread by beta readersread by a friend/critique partnerread only by me

    If yes, what is your series plan?


    If yes, what are the titles?



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