It’s hard to believe that it will soon be November. Trick or treaters will herald the last hours of October and then we’ll fall back into daylight standard time. But besides rainy, dark days, November also brings National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo as it’s more affectionately called. There’s lots of great information at the website.
This year marks the first time I will kind of sort of be participating. I’m not really writing a novel, so I’m not signing up for the official festivities. It’s more like an inspiring goal setting opportunity for me to actually get lots of words on the page in November.
But plenty of other authors will be officially taking part of NaNoWriMo, and this year, there’s also a young adult novel writing contest that anyone 13 and over can enter. Here’s a bit of information about the contest:
“Serendipity Literary Agency, in collaboration with Sourcebooks and Gotham Writers’ Workshop, is hosting its first Young Adult Novel Discovery Competition for a chance to win a one-on-one consultation with one of New York’s leading YA literary agents!
If you’ve written a novel for young adults—or have an idea for one that you would like to write—we invite you to enter our contest. Simply submit only an enticing title along with the first 250 words from the opening of your original YA novel using the form below. There’s no entry fee or purchase requirement.” Click here to find out the rest of the story and to see the entry form.