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Monday, November 1, 2010

Celebrate National Novel Writing Month with Evan Marshall and Martha Jewett!

Hi there fellow insatiable readers!
Perhaps this month though, I should not only call you readers but also writers (as so many of you are aspiring to be) in honor of NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH and guess what?  To add to all the fun there is to have this month, I've caught wind of (thanks to FSB Associates) another great contest made especially for budding writers such as yourselves!  Curious?  You should be because this one carries a rather nifty little prize but also a fast approaching deadline.  Let's jump right into all the details shall we?


Get a Fiction Makeover for National Novel Writing Month!
A Contest Sponsored by The Marshall Plan®

In celebration of National Novel Writing Month (November 2010), Evan Marshall and Martha Jewett, leading literary agents and authors of The Marshall Plan® Novel Writing Software and The Marshall Plan® for Novel Writing ebook, are sponsoring a contest for aspiring novelists. Send them a proposal for your novel for a chance at winning a free copy of the software and a free Fiction Makeover—professional advice on revising your material for better chances of a sale!

Contest rules:
Entrants must not have published a novel with a major commercial publisher. Submit the first 25 (no more!) double-spaced pages of your novel, any genre, along with a synopsis no longer than 1 single-spaced page. Send your material in one .doc file as an email attachment to: Submission deadline: November 15, 2010. Winners will be announced on November 30, 2010, on as well as Facebook and Twitter. Entrants who do not follow rules exactly will be disqualified.


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2 Grand Prizes:
· The Marshall Plan® Novel Writing Software ($149 value)
· A copy of The Marshall Plan® for Novel Writing Ebook ($10 value)
· A Free Fiction Makeover for your novel proposal: top literary agents Evan Marshall and Martha Jewett will tell you what you need to do to get your novel published faster in today's competitive publishing climate.

3 Runner-Ups:
· A copy of The Marshall Plan® for Novel Writing Ebook ($10 value)


About Evan Marshall & Martha Jewett

Evan Marshall is an internationally recognized expert on fiction writing and author of the “Hidden Manhattan” and “Jane Stuart and Winky” mystery series. A former book editor, for 27 years he has been a leading literary agent specializing in fiction. His Marshall Plan® Novel Writing Software, written with Martha Jewett, is an adaptation of his bestselling Marshall Plan® series.

Martha Jewett is an internationally recognized expert on business books. A former award-winning business book editor at McGraw-Hill, John Wiley & Sons, and HarperBusiness, she is currently a literary agent and editorial consultant specializing in business books. An avid memoirist, she blogs at She co-created with Evan Marshall The Marshall Plan® Novel Writing Software, an adaptation of the bestselling Marshall Plan® series.
So what are you waiting for?
Remember entries must be in by November 15th, 2010, so get those creative juices flowing and let your pen (or um, fingers on the keyboard) fly as you reach for your publication dreams.
Special thanks to Anna Suknov at FSB Associates for all the information on this great contest.  (THANKS!)  To find out more about their current promotions, visit them online at their website or follow along on Twitter.
Good luck everyone!
Happy writing....and happy reading....


Cleverly Inked said...

Some times I wish I was creative

....Petty Witter said...

I'm sure lots of aspiring writers will be very excited by this - what a brilliant competition.

GMR said...

Cleverly Inked: Same here! Shall we share a boat? LOL.

Petty Witter: Agreed! Wishing everyone nothing but the best of luck....

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