Contest Information

Information about each genre are listed below. The rules for the contest are listed below, and the general distribution/promotion and the contract highlights are listed towards the bottom.

Prizes
Genereal Rules Applicable to ALL Genres

Three winners are selected from each genre.

Grand Prize Winner

Publication in both paper and ebook editions

Second Place Winner

Publication in our ebook catalog

Third Place Winner

A selection of oak tree books valued at over $100

Word count must range from 60,000 to 80,000 words

Texts must be typed in a clean, readable word document and double spaced

Manuscript cover page must list author email address and estimated word count

Entries will be judged by a select panel of editors and writers in the same contest genre

Should no entry meet editorial approval, OTP reserves the right to not declare a winner

Coptales Rules
Dark Oak Mystery Rules

Open to Novels and True Stories which feature a law enforcement main character

Email submissions to: CT-ContestAdmin@oaktreebooks.com

Entry Fee is $25 per novel. Checks via mail or use PayPal link below

Deadline for all submissions and fees is September 30

Novels of all mystery genres, from P.I. to amateur sleuth are eligible,

Email submissions to: DO-ContestAdmin@oaktreebooks.com

Entry Fee is $25 per novel. Checks via mail or use PayPal link below

Deadline for all submissions and fees is September 30.

Timesless Love/Romance Rules
Wild Oaks Western Rules

Novels of all romance genres, from sweet to supernatural are eligible

Email submissions to: TL-ContestAdmin@oaktreebooks.com 

Entry Fee $25 per novel. Mail your check or use PayPal link below

Deadline for all submissions and fees is September 30

Open to Novels and True Stories which feature a law enforcement main character

Email submissions to: CT-ContestAdmin@oaktreebooks.com

Entry Fee is $25 per novel. Checks via mail or use PayPal link below

Deadline for all submissions and fees is September 30

Distribution and Promotion

Our books are produced professionally, and feature stunning covers and elegant interiors.

Our eBook files are professionally prepared.

Our books meet all industry criteria to be sold through all the chain and fine independent booksellers.

Oak Tree Press is a vendor with Ingram, Baker Taylor, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, and others.

Oak Tree aggressively lists its titles in all appropriate promotional venues, both in print sources and the Internet.

We support our authors and sell their books from the company website OakTreeBooks.com.

Our company blog, OTPBLOG.blogspot.com, offers information and networking opportunities to our authors.

Oak Tree works with the author to build and execute a book promotion campaign.

We attend and support our authors attendance at writers’conferences and book festivals.

Galleys, sample books, news releases and media kits are distributed to reviewers, retailers and other potential publicity opportunities.

Oak Tree Press will contract with the winning author to publish the novel in trade paperback and E-book formats, with a professionally designed four- color cover.

The author will grant Oak Tree the right to English language publication for distribution in the United States and its dependencies, to Great Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

The author will agree to not publish any abridged or other edition of the Work, including electronic media publishing, and tending to interfere with the sale of the Work.

Publisher will prevail in any dispute over editing, illustrations, interior design or cover design.

Publisher will establish retail price and wholesale discounts. Author will have the option to purchase copies at Publisher’s wholesale price.

Publisher registers copyright in Author’s name.

Oak Tree Publishing will pay the author a royalty of 20% on sales. . A modest advance may be offered.. Royalties paid quarterly.

At cessation of publication, Author will have the opportunity to purchase unsold inventory.

(The above are excerpts from the publishing contract. It is not, nor is it intended to be, the complete publishing agreement.)

top