When we first introduced the James Patterson Co-Author Competition, we had no idea we would receive such incredible submissions. We were blown away by your passion (and your writing)! We weren’t the only ones. James Patterson was so impressed, he wants to do it again. So, we are!
The competition is only open to MasterClass students. So if you haven’t already, enroll in James Patterson’s MasterClass. After taking the class, you can submit a two sentence book hook for your idea (maximum 100 words) and a sample chapter (maximum 1,000 words). Patterson himself will hand-pick the top 3 proposals. There is no additional fee after enrollment and submissions are limited to one per student. The competition opens February 1, 2017 at 9:00am PST. The submission period ends March 1st, 2017 at 11:59pm PST.
The top 10 semi-finalists will be awarded $1,000 and from there, the selected 3 finalists will be asked to provide an outline for the story by April 13th and will receive an additional $2,500. The final winner to co-author a book with James Patterson will be notified by May 31, 2017, and we will officially announce the winner in June of 2017.
You can find all the details of the competition at www.masterclass.com/co-author