Authors Portraits Entry fee
Sample Authors Portrait Cover

Participation, Qualifications, and Requirements

To Participate, Qualify, each author is Required to do the following:

  • Be a published author with a website (if you do not have a website, you may contact The Ghoster for services)
  • Be a member of the Las Vegas Writer’s Sidekick website
    • lv.writerssidekick.com
  • Sign up online with
    • Contact Information
    • Pen Name
    • Genre
    • Social Media Links
    • 300-500 Word Biography
    • Recent Published Book (not necessarily last)
    • Website/Blog
    • Upload a current image of self
  • Entry Fee
    • $65 for Non-Members of LVWS.
    • $45 for Members.
  • Be available for Photographer, David de Hannay, to take pictures of you, (other photographer’s work will not be permitted):
    • Portraits
    • Random images of daily life and genre
  • Last Book has a publishing date After January 2014 and before December of 2019
  • Sign an Author/Model Release Form
  • Must be a Nevada Resident, current or when the book was published
  • Submissions will be welcomed on any theme and in any genre
  • Short Story, Essay, Poetry, Prose, under 1,000 words.
    • Author retains all rights
    • It must be Print Ready (we will not proofread or edit, we will return the literature only once to be edited. If you cannot fulfill the editing, you will not be published. No Refunds. If you need editing, we can recommend someone.)
    • Formatting Guidelines
      • Manuscripts should follow the standard submission format:
      • 1-inch margins
      • Double spaced Times or Courier 12 point font
      • Cover page with the title of work, author name, and word count
      • Header with the title of work, author name, and page numbers
    • Submission Period
      • July 5, 2019, to August 15, 2019
    • How to submit
      • We will have 1st publishing rights
      • During the submission period only, upload through your Las Vegas Writer’s Sidekick membership.
      • Follow the submission guideless on the site
    • Selection Process
      • A panel of Judges will read all submissions and select those that will be included in the Authors Portraits LV and Literature of Las Vegas. Submit your best work
      • Due to limitations of book-length, submission does not guarantee publication. Selected authors will be notified by October 5, 2007.