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Entry Deadline Approaches For Xerox Aspiring Authors Contest

Press release from the issuing company

There are just about two weeks left to submit entries for Xerox Corporation's Aspiring Authors Contest. The grand-prize-winning novelist will receive 100 published copies of his or her story, $5,000 in cash and a possible opportunity to launch a new literary career. The contest demonstrates the power of on-demand book publishing technology-which makes it cost-effective to digitally print books in quantities of one to 1,000. Each novel entered will be digital printed and sent back to the author for free, giving all the chance to see their book in print. Writers can enter the contest by visiting www.xerox.com/aspiringauthors. To be eligible for the contest, writers must digitally submit a full manuscript no longer than 450 pages, a summary of their story and a short biography. Simple step-by-step instructions will guide contestants through the submission process. A panel of independent writing and publishing experts will judge the submissions using eight criteria: creativity of plot, character development, innovative use of language, distinctiveness of voice, control of tone, consistency of theme, grammar and acceptability for mainstream audience. Entries must be received by July 1 and the winner will be announced in September.

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