Book Contest

Badge of Honor Book Contest

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An Opportunity

to Receive a


*NOTE*  – Winning manuscript contingent  upon
Publications Board approval


Deadline:  January 20, 2016
Who May Enter:  Any Registered Boot Camp Participant
$45 entry fee

Enter the first 15 pages of your manuscript plus a 1-2 page synopsis for fiction or 1-2 page chapter outline for non-fiction. Open to all manuscripts – fiction and non-fiction. Entries will be judged according to appeal, content, flow, and writing. ONE contract will be awarded contingent upon Publications Board approval).

Rules are SIMPLE: Don’t make this hard!

Winners will be announced at Boot Camp.

*Send the first chapter NOT TO EXCEED 15 double spaced pages via email to:

*Entry fee is non-refundable
*Note this is a contest entry. In the body of the e-mail, include your name, e-mail, physical address and phone number. Entries without this information will not be included in the contest. List the name of your book, genre, expected completion date, and a short blurb (think back cover copy).

*Entries must be appropriate for the CBA market.

ATTACH IN A WORD DOC or DOCX. file the following:

*In a single document send :

*A complete 1-2 page, single-spaced synopsis.
*The first chapter or first 15 pages. Anything beyond 15 pages will be discarded.
*Entries should be in Times New Roman 12, double-spaced with 1-inch margins.
*Title, genre, and page numbers must be in a header at the top of the manuscript. DO NOT include your name in the header.

*Manuscripts will be entered in contest and sent to judges upon receipt of entry fee. An opportunity for a book contract will be offered to the winner contingent on satisfactory completion of the manuscript and approval of the publication board. Author can possibly enter into a contract with Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas and must adhere to all contract portions.

*Manuscript must be unpublished and not in contract with another publisher. Self-published books do not qualify for the contest.

In order for a book contract to be issued to the winner the criteria must be met.  If the manuscript is incomplete, the author will have six months to complete the manuscript. Manuscript will be presented, upon completion, to the publications board of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas for approval. If the manuscript is approved the author will be offered a contract. 

Enter your best work. Proof and edit so your work is as clean as possible. Manuscripts entered in the contest ARE NOT CRITIQUED. They are judged solely on content and writing.


Devotional Contest

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Photo courtesy & OCAL

Devotions are a great way for new writers to get their first byline. Great devotions require tight writing, creativity, and powerful messages. As part of our Advance His Kingdom Contest submit up to two devotions. A professional editor will judge your work. Writers may submit two devotions for the contest. 

Each devotion should be:

  • Approximately 400 words
  • Use Scripture to begin the devotion
  • Follow our Hook, Book, Look & Took format (see our submission guidelines below)
  • Free of grammatical and spelling errors
  • $10.00 entry fee per devotional 
  • Send in a Word .doc at an attachment

CONTEST OPENS NOVEMBER 1, 2015 (You must be a registered conferee to enter this contest.)

DEADLINE : February 15, 2015


 Send your devotions in separate Word docs as an attachment to Contest Entry Submit your entry as a Word doc email attachment. Writers are limited to two devotions per person for this contest.

One $50.00 first place prize will be awarded during the conference.

Click Below for Devotion GUIDELINES:

God asks us to ADVANCE not retreat. Writers ADVANCE!