The publisher will be a new imprint called Columbus Press. The grand
prize winner will also be able to choose $1,000 in lieu of the
publishing contract if they find that the agreement doesn't suit them.
The terms of the offer will be negotiated with the winning author.
Should agreeable terms not be found (by either party), the author will
be awarded a $1,000.00 cash prize instead.
The preliminary judges will be a committee selected by me and the
contest coordinator, Todd Metcalf. We'll select members of CCC who have
demonstrated themselves to be knowledgeable, thoughtful readers with an
understanding of literature and what makes a great book.
We will accept no more than 200 submissions to make sure that every
submission can be given adequate attention in a fair manner.