Croik asked a great question and as one of the two winners of the first Tapas Writers Camp I thought I would clarify the process after winning.
You may not be notified immediately so be prepared to wait a week or two.
Check your spam box. The emailed to inform me I had won went to my spam box. So it took several more days before I was made aware of the email.
Keep in mind all winnings are taxed. If you live outside the USA (as I do) check the tax rate your country has with the USA as this will determine the amount you receive.
I already have a US Tax File number (you may be required to have one to claim prize money outside the USA)(clarification required)
I received a contract. Read, signed and returned a month after the writers camp ended. (exclusive and non-exclusive are negotiable)
I emailed my completed story to the editorial department a month after the writers camp ended.
My story was reviewed by a copy editor and returned to me. During this stage my story remained half published with no additional episodes being added.
From submission of the final draft to publication was around a week.
The process does take time and you must be prepared to progress slowly.
Ratique created a post here - its regarding the new incubator program but it has some additional information worth reading.
Hope this information helps.
Good luck to all the future writers who enter the Writers Camps. It's a wonderful experience, producing many wonderful stories and brings together so many talented writers.
May 19, 2018 - Start of First Writers Camp
April 19, 2018 - End of First Writers Camp
April 26, 2018 - Contact on winning
May 2, 2018 - Contract received
May 17, 2018 - Contract signed and returned
May 20, 2018 - Story sent, including bio, social media links, synopsis.
July 5, 2018 - Returned copyedits from editor. (to be returned before July 12)
July 8, 2018 - Return draft to editor.
July 12, 2018 - Story removed in preparation for Premium.
July 15, 2018 - Publisher appears above Dashboard in dropdown menu. Story appears but not yet published.
July 20, 2018 - Released on Tapas as a Premium book.
Approximately 4 months from beginning to end.