NaNoWriMo Winners Contest: Your novel rented through BookSwim!  December 1, 2009 - December 31, 2009

Contest Completed


Winner: speculative fiction (fantasy, scifi, horror) - [writing deleted]
Winner: mystery - [writing deleted]
Winner: historical fiction - [writing deleted]
Winner: romance - [writing deleted]
Winner: mainstream / literary / contemporary - [writing deleted]


December... when tens of thousands of new novelists, victorious conquerors of National Novel Writing Month, can finally close the laptop in triumph and catch some sleep.

Entry is officially open to BookSwim's 2009 NaNoWriMo Competition. Winners will have their novels published and available for rental in BookSwim's catalog!

20 Semi-Finalists: 1 free month of BookSwim
5 Grand Prize Winners: Your book rented through BookSwim!

How to Enter

Start with a bang! Copy and paste the first 1,000 words of your novel into the body of your email program along with your name, brief (3 - 5 sentence) summary of your novel, and your preferred method of contact, then attach the first 10,000 words in an .rtf, .doc / .docx, or .pdf file. You need not stop mid-sentence to get exactly 10,000 words just come to a logical stop as close as you can to that word limit. Make our judges want the rest of the story!

Email your submission to the ONE email address that best corresponds to the genre of your novel:

Speculative fiction (horror, fantasy, science fiction):
Mystery / thriller:
Historical fiction:
Contemporary / mainstream / literary:

Submissions begin immediately and close December 31st.

Questions? Comment below or email, or click this link for Official Rules and contest details.

Congrats to all the winners of NaNoWriMo. Now let's get your novel out where the world can see it!


your book rented through BookSwim!


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Created Dec 10, 2009