The Tracking Board, in exclusive partnership with Michael De Luca Productions, Inkshares, and Energy Entertainment, is pleased to announce the Top 10 for the 2017 Launch Pad Manuscript Competition.
This year’s finalists come from a wide range of genres, from heart-wrenching period dramas to pulse-pounding thrillers, and feature all kinds of locations, including a dystopian futuristic setting and a sunny suburb where nothing is as safe as it seems. These stories feature teen sleuths, charming sociopaths, very real magicians, 19th Century gold miners, and everything in between.
Beyond just the Top 10, all of our Top 75 writers have been hard at work promoting their projects to the Inkshares community. This means that in addition to the three Grand Prize Winners that will be exclusively selected by the Launch Pad Judging Panel, the three manuscripts that receive the most pre-orders on Inkshares will be eligible to be published on their platform. You can support Launch Pad authors by visiting our competition leaderboard on the Inkshares website.
Our judges, partners, and mentors are diving in to duke it out about who will walk away with the top prize, as well as the guaranteed options, signings, and mentorships. But in the meantime, we are thrilled to present the 2017 Launch Pad Manuscript Competition’s Top 10.
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 10, 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