Orca Books wants YA Fiction: $5000 Cash and a Contract!

Arrived in my mailbox this morning:

At Orca Book Publishers we’re on the hunt for more great Canadian fiction. Already the publisher of many of this country’s most popular writers for teens -Eric Walters, James Heneghan, Carrie Mac, Shelley Hrdlitschka, Katherine Holubitsky, Beth Goobie, Don Trembathand others – we’re looking to add to our fine list.

We invite Canadian writers (new or established) to submit manuscripts of contemporary realistic fiction for readers aged 13 to 18.

The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2007. The prize-winning novel will be announced in spring 2008 and published in fall 2008.

The prize:

A publishing contract with Orca Book Publishers plus $5,000cash.

The rules:

For complete contest details and to download a submission form, please go to Orca’s website and click on Contest

For further information, please e-mail contest@orcabook.com

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