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January 20, 2019

JOHNSON CITY, TN - Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc., of Johnson City, Tennessee, announces that submissions are open for the 2019 Believe and Achieve Novel Award.

The Believe and Achieve contest is a chance for aspiring authors to break into the market by submitting their novel to Jan-Carol Publishing. One novel will be chosen for a publishing contract. That contract will include book cover design, professional editing and a three-year publishing contract for paperback and e-book editions of the winning novel.

To submit authors must be a U.S. Citizen age 21 or older. The manuscript must be a minimum of 45,000 words but no more than 60,000 words. Manuscript submissions must include a cover page with the author's name, phone number, email address, the title of the manuscript, the word count and the genre of the novel.

To submit a novel, authors must pay a non-refundable reading fee of $20. Multiple entries are allowed but must be submitted separately. Entries must follow the Jan-Carol Publishing manuscript format, which can be found at jancarolpublishing.com/believe-and-achieve-award.html, along with more information about the contest.

The deadline for entries is March 31. Current Jan-Carol Publishing authors are ineligible to enter. Email entries to the Believe and Achieve Novel Award to submissions@jancarolpublishing.com.

Previous Believe and Achieve winners include Melissa Sneed Wilson in 2018 for "Growing Up and Going Back," Sylvia Weiss Sinclair in 2017 for her novel, "Fledermama's Son," 2016 winner Charlotte S. Snead, author of "Always My Son" and the 2015 Believe and Achieve winner, Willie E. Dalton for "Three Witches in a Small Town."

"The Believe and Achieve award opens doors for authors who believe in their story and want to achieve recognition for their talents,” says Janie Jessee, Publisher