PRISM Contest

Thank you for your interest in the PRISM Awards. Our contest is now closed for entries for 2017.

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

FF&P’s PRISM Awards Contest for Published Authors is open to all authors of traditional and self-published Paranormal Romance in Novel and Novella format which meets the following criteria:

* An Original Publication Date of 2016 means that the book was originally published in 2016 and has a Notice of Copyright date no later than 2016. A book with a Notice of Copyright date prior to 2016, which was not published until 2016, will be eligible. A book published prior to 2016, which lists a Notice of Copyright date of 2016 in the originally published edition, will also be eligible. The intent of this definition is that every book should be eligible for consideration exactly once.

The 2017 Prism Awards opened for entry registration on January 2nd, 2017. The cutoff date for registration is March 10th, 2017. All fees and submissions must be received by this date.

You are not required to be a member of RWA or FF&P to enter the contest.

 

Entry Fees

FF&P Members in good standing: $30.00 each Novel/Novella entered

All Others: $40.00 each Novel/Novella entered

 

Prizes

 

How the Prism Works

 

How to Enter

Novels can be entered in the following categories:

With the exception of Erotic, all categories may have varying levels of sensuality.

DARK PARANORMAL: These stories include paranormal happenings as a major element of the plot and contain ominous overtones. This category has been capped and is no longer accepting entries.

LIGHT PARANORMAL: These stories include paranormal happenings as a major element of the plot and are lighter in tone.

SCI FI / FUTURISTIC: These stories may be set in an alternate reality or in the future, and include elements such as technological advancements, space travel, and aliens. NOTE: Time Travel by scientific means (e.g., a time machine or wormhole) falls in this category.

FANTASY: These stories may be, but are not limited to, settings in the past, and include mythical creatures and magical elements. NOTE: Time Travel by magical means (e.g., an imbued object or supernatural portal) falls in this category.

URBAN FANTASY: These stories take place in contemporary urban settings and include mythical creatures and magical elements.

STEAMPUNK:  These stories typically feature Victorian era or American Old West style and sensibilities, advanced steam-powered machinery, and alternate histories. They may take place in a historical, contemporary, futuristic, or otherworldly setting.

EROTIC: These are paranormal stories in which explicit sensuality is inherent to the work. They may take place in a historical, contemporary, futuristic, or otherworldly setting.

HISTORICAL: These are paranormal stories that take place in the past, from ancient times to World War II.

YOUNG ADULT: These are paranormal stories that are appropriate for teen readers, featuring main characters in high school or of equivalent ages (14-18). They may take place in a historical, contemporary, futuristic, or otherworldly setting.

NEW ADULT: These are paranormal stories that feature main characters in college or of equivalent ages (18-24). They may take place in a historical, contemporary, futuristic, or otherworldly setting.

 

Novellas are entered as their own category.

NOVELLAS: These stories may encompass any of the categories listed above, but word count must fall between 20,000 and 40,000 words.

 

Entry Rules

 

The Prism is closed for 2017.

 

Judging for The Prism

Click HERE to sign up to judge the Prism.

 

2017 Prism Schedule

 

Questions?

Contact the 2017 Prism Contest Chair, Beth Long, at PrismContest2017@gmail.com.

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