The day after Thanksgiving is a recovery day. Sleep off your food coma while you’re “working” from home, have a shopping induced mental breakdown before noon, start looking at leftover turkey smoothie recipes, tape black paper over your windows to avoid your neighbor’s Christmas light display.
Since you’re sitting there in the dark anyway, now’s the perfect time to pull up your word processor and get your novel ready for The Great Novel Contest.
The contest opens in one month on January 1, 2020. Submissions will only be accepted through January 31.
“You have plenty of time,” your Netflix account whispers.
Procrastinate and you risk missing your shot at a publishing contract with Bellwether and $1,000 in cash—this year’s grand prize. One runner-up will receive $500 in cash, a publishing consultation, and a letter of recommendation for agents and publishers.
Now’s the time to finish writing and tinkering and start editing if you want your manuscript to be contest-ready by January. Every year we have authors who try to finish last-minute what they should have completed before January 1. (If your book ends suddenly with a natural disaster, we WILL know that you ran out of time.) There are no extensions!
Brush those pumpkin pie crumbs off your laptop. Edit like a fiend. Submit a manuscript on January 1. Win the contest. Spend your prize money. Get published.
To stay in the loop about the contest as we gear up for the submission period, join our Facebook event here.
Questions about the contest? Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to Columbus Publishing Lab for sponsoring this year’s contest! CPL provides high-quality publishing services to authors and small presses. Learn more about Columbus Publishing Lab here: www.ColumbusPublishingLab.com.