Tracking Board’s Launch Pad Manuscript Competition Unveils Top 25


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Alongside our exclusive partners Michael De Luca Productions, Inkshares, and Energy Entertainment, we are pleased to announce the Top 25 for the 2017 Launch Pad Manuscript Competition.

Over half of this year’s Top 25 come from female authors, and a handful are written by authors hailing from countries abroad. From fantastical young adult fare to sci-fi adventure epics, the Top 25 manuscripts feature an array of genres, ranging from rom-coms to dark comedies to the darkest of thrillers. These stories showcase everything from a New York where magic is real, a world on the brink of nuclear war, and distant galaxies, to an elderly woman solving crimes while on holiday, a teenage explorer trying to stop diamond smugglers, and a young woman finding out she is very literally the Anti-Christ.

Alongside our Top 25, all of our Top 75 writers are hard at work promoting their projects to the Inkshares community. 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.

So without further ado, we are incredibly excited to announce the Top 25 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 25, 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.

The Tracking Board Staff

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