Calling All U.S. Military Authors: Fiction Writing Competition

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battle flag booksKoehler Books has unveiled a new imprint, Battle Flag Books, which serves members of the United States Armed Forces. As a way to honor those who are currently serving or have served the United States, Battle Flag Books is launching its first writing competition, in which the grand prize winner will land a traditional publishing deal and $300.

John Koehler, president and publisher of Koehler Books, explains the inspiration for the contest: ““My dad flew P-61 Black Widow night fighters during WWII. He gave 27 years of his life to serve our country. Plus the fact that I live in Virginia Beach and this area is loaded with military folks and their families. I know there’s a lot of military writers with significant talent just waiting for a chance. I know this because we’ve already served several by publishing their books. So I figured this contest might be a cool way to give back.”

Full-length original fiction is currently being accepted and the deadline to submit your manuscript is March 1, 2016. For more information on the contest and how to enter, visit

Good luck!

Beth Wasko is a lover of all things books, TV, movies and music. She’s obsessed with traveling, photography and scrapbooking. When she’s not at her day job, she’s catching up on the latest “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” news (read: drama!). Known as “The Real G.G. [Gossip Girl]” by her nearest and dearest, this former New York City gal is always looking for the next new adventure, even if it means it’s within the pages of a novel.

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