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Navigating future novelists… Write Off Competition

Local & best selling author, Kevin V. Symmons is touring libraries to encourage tomorrow’s literary talent. He hopes to share some of his experience with novice writers while providing the winner of the competition a grand prize of having a private review with his publisher, New York’s award- winning Wild Rose Press. All four of Kevin’s novels including Rite of Passage, Out of the Storm , Solo, and Chrysalis were published by WRF. “One of my greatest pleasures is sharing my experiences navigating the difficult voyage to publication. My hope is that by sharing these insights I will inspire others to fulfill their dream of bringing their work to fruition,” said Symmons. 

Symmons, who is currently working on the sequel to his #1 Amazon best-seller, Out of the Storm, will be accepting submissions from writers age 16 and older. Interested individuals should submit a two to three page writing sample. Submissions should be fiction (suspense, romance, mystery, etc).  After all submissions are submitted, Kevin will select five to present to a top editor at the Wild Rose Press. The winner will be announced on June 1. All submissions should be sent to

Kevin Symmons served four terms as President of the Cape Cod Writers Center and has taught Creative Writing and Writing Your First Novel at three Massasoit Community College campuses.  His debut novel was a Romcon Readers Crown finalist.  All of his novels have been Amazon top ten best sellers. Two have been #1 Amazon best-sellers and been selected for the exclusive Amazon’s Encore Program selections.

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