The Tracking Board, in exclusive partnership with Michael De Luca Productions, Inkshares, and Energy Entertainment, is pleased to announce the Top 75 for the 2017 Launch Pad Manuscript Competition.
We were overwhelmed by the number of quality stories submitted for our sophomore manuscript competition, as well as the range of writers represented. Whether it’s books, film or television, media continues to expand its reach across the globe. This year, 26 percent of our Top 75 manuscripts came from writers around the globe, including countries such as Canada, Australia, Ireland, South Korea, France, England and South Africa.
This year’s Top 75 saw 40 percent of manuscripts hail from female authors, and though the vast majority of our finalists wrote solo, two of this year’s top 75 manuscripts were co-written. One of the best parts about our competition is the diversity of genres we get to read. This year’s Top 75 features a wide range of stories spanning everything from sci-fi, fantasy and crime, to YA, adventure, family, westerns, thrillers, and many more.
While the Launch Pad readers and judges will soon begin to dive into this year’s top material to narrow down our next round of finalists, we are excited to now expand the opportunity for all of our Top 75 manuscripts to start their crowdfunding campaigns on Inkshares.
What does this mean? In addition to the three Grand Prize Winners that will be exclusively selected by the Launch Pad Judging Panel, all manuscripts in the Top 75 will be able to promote their work to the Inkshares community. The three manuscripts that receive the most pre-orders will be eligible to be published by Inkshares.
So without further ado, we are incredibly excited to announce the Top 75 Manuscripts of our 2017 Launch Pad Manuscript Competition!
And as a reminder — If you selected one of our add-on prizes at the time of entry, but did not advance to the Top 75, you are still in contention to win those prizes. In fact, every competition since we began featuring add-on partner packages has featured winners who did not make the initial finalist round.
Tracking Board Staff