FILNE Founders Contest

Open to attending authors.


FILNE Founders Contest is open to all 2021 registered authors. Deadline for submission: May 15, 2021. Send your entries to the contest coordinator and PayPal the $15 entry fee to

Entries must be complete first 3 chapters, never-before published, novellas or novels, inspired by one of the following photos but does not have to be a story about the photo's.

Initial judges will be registered FILNE readers, so this is essentially a Reader’s Choice contest! The final judge will be an agent or editor. There is no required word count, but authors are encouraged to submit something at least 40 K that can be easily expanded into a novel (just in case that agent or editor wants to offer a contract!)

Prizes will be awarded at the 2021 FILNE conference.

First prize: Paid registration to the 2022 FILNE conference! Plus a hard-copy certificate, as well as a graphic for your website; a free book cover, if you self-publish; and two graphic ads for your unlimited use.

Runner up: Half paid registration for the 2022 FILNE conference; hard-copy certificate; website certificate; and two graphics for ads. 

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FILNE Founder Contest Photos

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