Our mission is to nourish new writing talent, reward excellence, and help writers achieve their dreams by giving them the tools to grow within their craft. We aim to bring those writers into the public light and revitalize a love of storytelling in readers who have given up on the whole institution.
We do not have genre restrictions at Grace Notes Books but we prefer works that seek to combine the art of "literary" writing with the craft of "popular writing". Works with a powerful sense of character, an edgy sense of humor, or a unique perspective will be most likely to grab our attention. Tired themes like detective stories, romance, and horror fiction are less likely to impress-- yet these have still been among winning themes in our monthly competitions. We firmly believe that a unique style, a clever narrative voice, and creative execution can breathe new life into any theme and we never discourage submissions based ongenre.
This organization was founded by writers with the intention of creating a single source for most (if not yet all) the needs of aspiring writers as well as a social network for established writers.