MARBLE, NC, June 09, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ -- June marks the kickoff for Word Branch's annual science fiction contest as well as open book submission month.
Word Branch Publishing holds open submission month for unsolicited manuscripts twice a year, January and June, and they invite all authors with finished books to submit. WBP has become well known for supporting authors who have controversial or books about marginalized subjects and is looking for innovative ideas and well-polished manuscripts.
Because of the amount of manuscripts sent in at this time, the company does require authors to submit their queries in a specific format. All of the requirements can be found at http://www.wordbranch.com/potential-wbp-authors.html
WBP is also accepting short stories for the annual science fiction anthology. The yearly contest will take unpublished science fiction stories to be judged by a panel of editors and published authors. If chosen for inclusion, the authors will be published in the 2016 Word Branch Publishing Science Fiction Anthology. In addition, WBP is running a contest to name the anthology. The person who submits the chosen title will receive a free copy as well as credit within the book. All profits from the sales are donated to a literacy charity the following year. To find out how to enter, go to http://www.wordbranch.com/2016-science-fiction-contest.html.
"We believe that everyone has a story to tell, and this is always an exciting time for us," says Word Branch president Catherine Rayburn-Trobaugh. "We hear from talented writers from all over the world, and we have the opportunity to not only build our company's catalog but to introduce new authors to the reading world."
The deadline for query submission for book-length manuscripts is June 30, 2015 and August 31, 2015 for the short story contest.
About Word Branch Publishing
Word Branch is an independent publishing company located in the North Carolina. WBP represent s talented new and emerging authors who need a venue to make their voices heard. Written by some of the finest rising stars in the book world, Word Branch Publishing offers a diverse selection of drama, LGBT, personal growth, young adult, indigenous titles and more. http://www.wordbranch.com/
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