|Green Tomatoes Novelist Runoff
|Second Annual GTNR Competition
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Winner of Last Year's GTNR Contest:
with His Novel Mementoes of Mai
by the First Place Green Tomatoes Novelist Winner
Be Completely Funded by ALVA Include
Read Through and Line Edit and Designer's Text and Cover Design Service
▪ If your MS needs moderate editing
then ALVA will provide a read through with critique after which you, the author, will do a rewrite. ALVA will then
provide a final line read done by ALVA's experienced editor as well as text and cover design by ALVA's professional
▪ The first read-through results in a critique of the complete manuscript for organization as well
as content and style with recommendations for improvements if necessary.
▪ The final line read
ensures that things such as word choices (their/there, your/you're), grammar, and punctuation are in good order.
an ALVA designer will format the manuscript for transmittal as a PDF to be sent in electronic form for conversion
into an eBook. In that version, all page numbers are removed and margins and fonts are appropriate to eBook
▪ Cover design will be provided by a professional designer using either images you provide as preferred
or ones selected by an ALVA designer.
NOTE: As eBooks do not have back covers, comments and author's bio for eBooks are included within the pages
of text. ALVA editors and designers can also help with copyright page and dedication page design.
▪ Prior to eBook publication, ALVA
will supply an ISBN and if your manuscript has not been copyrighted, it will copyright it in your name.
▪ ALVA will then provide
distribution not only through its website, but Worldwide through distributors listed on the ALVA home page.
Submissions accepted at RobertaMRoy@alvapressinc.com
August 28th, 2013
Runoff Formal Announcement
submission October 15th, 2013
Winners announced in
the November 20th, 2013, ALVA Newsletter