V Press will accept submissions for the categories below February 15 through April 15. We look forward to reading your submissions once the contest opens.


Compilation Prize

  • Include a book between 75,000 and 100,00 words--preference will be given to works that adhere more closely to the word count. However, stronger works that need the additional words will still be given fair consideration as well as those with fewer words ($35 reading fee) 
  • Note: we are flexible here. Compilations can be many things: short stories, essays, creative nonfiction works, nonfiction flash pieces, fiction flash pieces, and any number of hybrid pieces. Know this: poetry that is not part of a hybrid manuscript as well as graphic art works will be denied and the author will lose any reading fees incurred. If in doubt, email Torie Amarie at torie@vpresslc.com to see if your work fits the contest.


Novel Prize

  • Include a book between 75,000 and 100,00 words--preference will be given to works that adhere more closely to the word count. However, stronger works that need the additional words will still be given fair consideration as well as those with fewer words ($35 reading fee) Note: we are flexible here-but make each word count. 


General Book Submission(s)

  • Submit a query letter, a synopsis, and the first three chapters of your manuscript for consideration. If we are interested we will offer you a  competitive book contract. V Press LC accepts any of these genres: Novel, NF, Flash, Short Stories, Essays, or Hybrid Manuscripts.  Poetry manuscripts will not be considered in the general book submission category unless the poems are part of a hybrid manuscript that blends poetry with prose pieces. 


Reading fees help to offset publishing costs. 

V Press LC looks forward to reading your pieces. Learn more about V Press LC here: https://www.vpresslc.com/about/

Ends on April 15, 2019$35.00
$35.00

Compilations can be many things: short stories, essays, creative nonfiction works, nonfiction flash pieces, fiction flash pieces and Hybrid pieces. Since V Press LC offers two poetry contests, poetry manuscripts will not be accepted. However, if you have poems in a hybrid work, we look forward to reading it.

What you get
V Press LC invites submissions from anyone, anywhere in the world. And we will offer one cash prize of $1000 US dollars to the top prize along with publication of your book. If there is a tie for first then the cash prize will be equally divided among the winners. In the event that no manuscript is worthy of publication, V Press LC will not publish anything for this category. Finalists and runners up are not offered a cash reward. However, they may be offered a book contract.

What we like
V Press LC loves to read fresh and original works. We lean more towards writing that empowers, educates, inspires, encourages or moves us in some way--the best works are those that get into the bones and the reader carries them around for a while. But know that there are some works we will publish simply for the enjoyment of reading them. Submit and surprise us. We love to be surprised.  

 
What we don’t want
V Press LC does not want to see any works involving child abuse, graphic sexual deviations, horror, or anything that is just plainly too graphic for general adult audiences. If it disturbs the general reader then it’s not for us. The following are more works that we are not interested in seeing/reading: children's books, self-help, religion and spirituality, erotica, textbooks, or technical/professional works. 


Rights & Rules
Multiple submissions are allowed and encouraged, but each submission must be accompanied with a reading fee. 

Simultaneous submissions are also welcome and encouraged. Kindly let us know if your submission has been accepted elsewhere. 


Submit full manuscript, with 2-3 page synopsis after the title page. Please use Times New Roman 12 pt. font double spaced on each page after the synopsis, and submit your document as a Word attachment. 


Author agrees to attend one book signing that V Press LC will set up to promote their book.  At the signing, the author will receive their $1000 honorarium. If the author does not live nearby V Press LC, then the check will be mailed around this date.

Note: If we publish your work we will champion it—and you. Submit your best. V Press LC only publishes books/authors we believe in. If we believe in you—we will fight for you! It’s our desire to see our author’s succeed in the marketplace, as well as in readers' homes.

Ends on April 15, 2019$35.00
$35.00

What you get
V Press LC invites submissions from anyone, anywhere in the world. And we will offer one cash prize of $1000 US dollars to the top prize along with publication of your book. If there is a tie for first then the cash prize will be equally divided among the winners. In the event that no manuscript is worthy of publication, V Press LC will not publish anything for this category. Finalists and runners up are not offered a cash reward. However, they may be offered a book contract.

What we like
V Press LC loves to read fresh and original works. We lean more towards writing that empowers, educates, inspires, encourages or moves us in some way--the best works are those that get into the bones and the reader carries them around for a while. But know that there are some works we will publish simply for the enjoyment of reading them. Submit and surprise us. We love to be surprised. 


What we don’t want
V Press LC does not want to see any works involving child abuse, graphic sexual deviations, horror, or anything that is just plainly too graphic for general adult audiences. If it disturbs the general reader then it’s not for us. The following are more works that we are not interested in seeing/reading: children's books, self-help, religion and spirituality, erotica, textbooks, or technical/professional works. 


Rights & Rules
Multiple submissions are allowed and encouraged, but each submission must be accompanied with a reading fee. 

Simultaneous submissions are also welcome and encouraged. Kindly let us know if your submission has been accepted elsewhere. 


Submit full manuscript, with 2-4 page synopsis after the title page. Please use Times New Roman 12 pt. font double spaced on each page after the synopsis, and submit your document as a Word attachment. 


Author agrees to attend one book signing that V Press LC will set up to promote their book.  At the signing, the author will receive their $1000 honorarium. If the author lives far away, the check for the amount will be mailed to the author around this date.


Note: If we publish your work we will champion it—and you. Submit your best. V Press LC only publishes books/authors we believe in. If we believe in you—we will fight for you! It’s our desire to see our author’s succeed in the marketplace, as well as in readers' homes.


What you get

V Press LC invites submissions from anyone, anywhere in the world. Please submit a query letter, synopsis, and the first three chapters of your book for consideration. If we are interested we will offer you a competitve book contract. However, we cannot offer any monetary prize. 

What we like 

V Press LC loves to read fresh and original works. We lean more towards writing that empowers, educates, inspires, encourages or moves us in some way--the best works are those that get into the bones and the reader carries them around for a while. But know that there are some works we will publish simply for the enjoyment of reading them. Submit and surprise us. We love to be surprised. 

What we don’t want 

V Press LC does not want to see any works involving child abuse, graphic sexual deviations, horror, or anything that is just plainly too graphic for general adult audiences. If it disturbs the general reader then it’s not for us. The following are more works that we are not interested in seeing/reading: works targeted for children, self-help, religion and spirituality, erotica, textbooks, or technical/professional works. 

Rights & Rules 

Multiple submissions are allowed and encouraged, but each submission must be accompanied with a reading fee. 

Simultaneous submissions are also welcome and encouraged. Kindly let us know if your submission has been accepted elsewhere. 

Submit a 2-4 page synopsis along with your Query letter and the first three (3) chapters of your book. Please use Times New Roman 12 pt. font and submit your document as a Word attachment. 

Submit only your best. 

V Press LC