The Tracking Board, in exclusive partnership with Michael De Luca Productions, Inkshares, and Energy Entertainment, is pleased to announce the Top 50 for the 2017 Launch Pad Manuscript Competition.
Half of this year’s Top 50 manuscripts come from female authors, and over 25 percent from writers abroad. This year’s Top 50 also features a wide range of genres, with everything from fantasy and thrillers, to period dramas and comedic sci-fi, plus everything in between. There’s no shortage of imagination amongst these writers’ visions. These stories feature ragtag crews lost in space, forbidden romances, murder investigations, near future dystopias, and, yes, even the Jersey Devil and bloodthirsty mermaids.
Beyond the Top 50, all of our Top 75 writers have also now begun to promote their work 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 Inksharkes will be eligible to be published on their platform.
So without further ado, we are incredibly excited to announce the Top 50 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 50, 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