NaNoWriMo is the NAtional NOvel WRIting MOnth competition, where you attempt to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. (Look here for more information.)While I have nothing but faith in you, my darlings, I do urge you not to be dismayed if you’re not finished with it by the end of the month. Plug away!
The Milkweed Prize for Children’s Literature,is a writing competition into which anyone who submits to Milkweed Editions is entered. Milkweed is in search of quality children’s novels intended for readers in the 8-13 age group. This competition is part of Milkweed’s children’s book publishing program for middle-graders. Prize: Judging will be by Milkweed Editions, and the winner of the prize will receive a $5,000 cash advance on any royalties agreed upon in the contractual arrangement negotiated at the time of acceptance. Check out their The World As Home series — very, VERY cool.
Now, here’s a different kind of contest: Through the cool connectivity of the Web, you can submit a favorite book while recommending it to a another person via email and be entered to win a 15 book library of titles recommended by contributors from Bookmark Now a Bay Area book/blog/web buzz phenom.
As for my peoples doing the SmartWriters short story contest…good luck! Good luck! You’ve all got great stories!