Monday, December 2, 2013

NaNoWriMo Contest Deadline Extended to Dec. 15th

Riverdale Avenue Books Extends the Deadline for NaNoWriMo Contest

Riverdale, NY – December 1, 2013 – Innovative New York publisher Riverdale Avenue Books has extended the deadline to December 15th for their first annual NaNoWriMo publishing contest, with a chance to win a book contract.

“One of our prospective contestants wrote me a note explaining that she would have to miss the deadline this year because she was working retail all through the Thanksgiving weekend,” explained Lori Perkins, Publisher of Riverdale Avenue Books. “I was so inspired by this writer’s passion to juggle her work and her writing that I realized we needed to extend the deadline.  No one should have to choose between paying the bills and following their dreams.”

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is a month to encourage aspiring writers to begin the novel they have always wanted to write. Participants start writing their 50,000 word novel at midnight on November 1st and they have the whole month of November to complete it.  “I see the people who participate in NaNoWriMo as artists and athletes, and I know that the work that is produced becomes some of our cultures' best and brightest,” said Perkins.  “I want to give those writers an opportunity to share their best work, and I'm a big believer in immediate gratification, so publication within 12 months should be a nice carrot on the stick."

Submit your 50,000-80,000 word novel in the genres of erotica, erotic romance, horror, science fiction, fantasy, and LGBT fiction to Riverdale Avenue Books by December 15th, 2013 for consideration. Riverdale Avenue Books’ team of editors will evaluate the submissions and choose first place winners, as well as honorable mentions, from each genre for publication by Riverdale Avenue Books.

Winners will be notified by email by February 1, 2014. Each book chosen will be eligible for standard contract terms, including publication as both print and ebook. The winning books will be published in 2014.

Please submit completed novels in a word document format with a brief author bio and book synopsis to

About Riverdale Ave. Books 
Riverdale Avenue Books (RAB) is at the leading edge of the changes in the publishing industry. RAB publishes ebooks and audio books monthly under six imprints: Riverdale Pop, pop culture titles; Riverdale/Magnus Books, a joint venture with award-winning publisher Magnus Books, LGBT titles; Riverdale HSF, a horror, science fiction and fantasy line; Riverdale Truth, an erotic memoir line; Riverdale Desire, an erotica and erotic romance imprint and Riverdale Sports.

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