Publication Contest

2022 Publication Contest details coming soon!

2021 Publication Contest:

Writers who meet deadlines, follow submission guidelines, and submit to the editing process will be chosen for inclusion in a book titled,  . . . And Then There Was Light, published by Living Parables, an imprint of EABooks Publishing, making them “published” authors. Authors will be able to purchase books at a reduced rate and keep the profit from their sales.


  • For unpublished authors (can have articles, blogs, or online content published either paid or unpaid, but not a book for which royalties were paid)

  • Only those who follow the full submission guidelines will be considered

    • One submission per person registered for the conference

    • Can submit a short story, article, devotional, poem, or prayer

    • 1500 word limit

    • Include a 50 word bio at the end of your submission written in 3rd person, a title to your piece, and your name with contact information (email, address, and phone number) at the top of the first page of the submission (none of this is included in submission word count total)

    • Standard manuscript format (Times New Roman, 12pt font, double spaced, 1 inch margins, Microsoft Word doc or docx)

    • The submission should tie-in to the theme of the book

    • Submissions must be submitted via email attachment to by midnight (On the Sunday night 3 weeks prior) and include ASWA Conference in the subject line.

  • Those that best reflect the theme, who meet submission guidelines and represent the best writing of a new author, will be chosen for inclusion in the book. Winners will be announced during the conference.

Special thanks to EABooks Publishing for creating and sponsoring this contest.

For further clarification or questions, email