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Blydyn Square Books’ 2018 Publishing Contest

Blydyn Square Books is excited to announce our first-ever publishing contest.

Beginning January 1, 2018, we will be accepting submissions of unpublished, full-length manuscripts (at least 50,000 words) in all categories and genres, both fiction and nonfiction. (Previously self-published books ARE eligible.)

The deadline to enter is September 30, 2018.

Our panel of judges will review the submissions and announce the winner by December 31, 2018.

The winner will receive a standard Blydyn Square Books publishing contract for our upcoming 2021 publication list.

To enter, send your full manuscript (an attachment in Word or PDF format is fine), along
with a brief cover letter that provides the following information:

  • Your name, address, and contact information (both phone and email are
  • Title, length, and genre of your submission

Digital manuscripts may be emailed to or hard copies
may be mailed to:

Blydyn Square Books
PO Box 412
Kenilworth, NJ 07033
Attn: 2018 Publishing Contest

The entry fee is $25 per submission, payable by check to Blydyn Square Books (and mailed to the above address) or through PayPal using the email Please note your name and the title of your manuscript on your check/PayPal payment.

By submitting a book/manuscript, entrants certify that their entry is legal and that the entrant is the legal owner of the copyright. Blydyn Square Books will not be held liable for illegal submissions.

Any entry that does not conform to the guidelines will be disqualified. Blydyn Square Books reserves the right to reject any entry or change criteria without notice.

Submission fees and submitted books/manuscripts will not be returned.
Questions? Please contact Director of Marketing Eliot Wise

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