Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Publishing Scholarship Announced

TMP Books is excited to announce a scholarship opportunity for one talented writer and manuscript assessment for 10 additional writers.

A generous donor is providing one scholarship for a Combo Publishing Package, and TMP is adding a full cover design, and one 90-second book trailer design to the scholarship package. 10 runners-up will receive a written one-page manuscript evaluation.

To determine the scholarship recipient, we are holding a manuscript contest.

Submission Process:
  • Submit your book manuscript in Word or pdf format. Manuscripts may be fiction, nonfiction, or children's books, and may be any length. If your manuscript is a children's book, the illustrations must be included with your submission.
  • In the body of your e-mail, please include:
    • Your full contact information (name, address, phone number, and e-mail address), 
    • A 200-word bio, with social media links. 
    • Answer this question in 100-150 words: What are your book publishing goals as a whole?
  • Deadline to enter contest is or before March 31, 2018.
  • NO entry fee required for this contest. 

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Manuscripts will be judged by a panel for overall quality and relevance. We will score on grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, as well as story elements and relativity to today's market.

All manuscripts must be of a family-friendly nature. We do not publish erotica, porn, or books filled with cursing or gratuitous sex.

Manuscripts are not required to carry a Christian message or be geared for the Christian market. Manuscripts may be for the general market, but must be clean and wholesome. (General rule of thumb: if you wouldn't mind anyone's grandmother or grade school aged child picking up the book and reading it, the manuscript is probably acceptable.)

Winners will be notified on or before May 30, 2018.


Employees, contractors, relatives, and current clients of TMP Books are not eligible to participate.

Both new and experienced writers are welcomed.

The Top 10 Runners-Up will receive a one-page written assessment of their manuscripts, identifying strengths and weaknesses, and offering suggestions on overall content.

The Winner of the Scholarship will receive:
  • One Combo Publishing Package ($999 Value): The Combo package provides for book publication in both paperback and digital formats. The author will receive proof copies in both formats to approve before we publish.We offer high royalty rates and steep discounts on author purchases, with no minimum purchases required.
  • One Full Cover Design ($250 Value)
  • One 90-second book trailer designed to promote the book ($250 Value)

(The winner will have the option to upgrade the package to the 100% royalty package for a fee. The upgrade is not expected or required, but is offered for the winner's convenience.)

Please help us spread the word about the contest. 
Share this blog post on all your social media accounts, and tell all your friends. 
A great opportunity awaits for some talented writer!

***If no manuscripts are received that meet the publisher's quality standards, 
the deadline may be extended or the contest cancelled.***

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