Category Archives: Novel Contest

Grand Champion of The Great Novel Contest 2015 – Zach Boddicker

We are pleased to announce the winners of The Great Novel Contest 2015!  After sorting through a multitude of submissions, our two-tier judging committee has selected the Grand Champion and Runner-Up.  All submissions were judged blind (no names or identifying … Continue reading

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The Great Novel Contest 2015 Finalists!

Our judges have officially selected The Great Novel Contest 2015 finalists! We are pleased to carefully consider every manuscript submitted. Every submission received the attention of a live, qualified human being. All judging was conducted “blind” — only the merits … Continue reading

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The Great Novel Contest 2015: Judges Be Judgin’

The judging period for The Great Novel Contest is underway!  A special team of handpicked judges is hard at work reading novels. The winning novel could be in front of a judge RIGHT NOW. We know it’s tempting to email … Continue reading

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The Great Novel Contest: Closed for Submissions

The entry period for The Great Novel Contest 2015 is officially over. This year was our greatest year yet! We owe a big thanks to all the folks who helped us spread the word, and to our team of volunteers … Continue reading

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The Great Novel Contest: Now or Never

You have less than 72 hours to submit a novel to The Great Novel Contest 2015. The contest is better than ever this year, and with the entry fee reduced to $25, there’s no reason to let the January 31 … Continue reading

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Guest Post — Hannah Douglas: The Great Novel Contest Deadline is Near!

Hannah Douglas– freelance writer/journalist, CCC volunteer for The Great Novel Contest— wrote this guest post on defeating deadlines, and the importance of the The Great Novel Contest 2015 deadline. Visit Hannah’s website for the original post: here.  Let me just … Continue reading

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Publisher Spotlight: Raw Dog Screaming Press Author Matt Betts

We recently corresponded with Matt Betts, author of Odd Men Out to learn about his experience working with Raw Dog Screaming Press. As one of the four publishers collaborating on The Great Novel Contest, we were excited to hear more about this … Continue reading

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Great Novel Contest 2015: Don’t Quit, Submit

Someone once asked the cartoonist Richard Thompson what inspired his work. Instead of the expected response about beauty in the details of life and so on, he spoke honestly: deadlines. Maybe you wouldn’t call them inspiring, but deadlines certainly have a way of … Continue reading

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Great Novel Contest 2015: Prizes for the Runner-Up

Last week we shared 10 Ways to Spend Your Prize Money for the winner of the Great Novel Contest 2015. But don’t forget that the prizes for the runner-up are also pretty awesome! Aside from the pride and glory that … Continue reading

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Publisher Spotlight: Columbus Press Author Samuel Snoek-Brown

As we hit the halfway point of The Great Novel Contest, we continue our spotlight series with a sit-down with Columbus Press author, Samuel Snoek-Brown. Sam is the author of Hagridden, which has been garnering a lot of great reviews … Continue reading

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