We're accepting Middle Grade/Young Adult entries through August 10.
The submission deadline for Contemporary Romance is September 10.
If your story involves little green men or other such nifty things, you can send your SciFi/Fantasy/ Horror entry anytime between now and October 10.
The judges are currently reading the Contemporary Fiction/Women's Fiction entries, and it's going to be tough to pick a winner, let me tell you. We've received a record number of entries in this category, and there's lots of good stuff here.
Feeling bold and daring? Check out the complete rules on the Launch Pad Contest tab above. Send us the entry form along with the synopsis and the manuscript's first 3- to 4000 words, and click on the PayPal button to pay the entry fee. Whether or not you win, you'll get two professional critiques. So quit hiding and get submitting!