NaNoWriMo Novels, Unite!

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January 1, 2022

You came. You typed. You CONQUERED! You’ve spent all of November crafting your novel. Now take your shiny new manuscript to the next level and enter to win cash prizes for your first chapter in the process. All novels are unique, therefore all genres are welcome. We love a good story, especially if it’s the start of something more.

Contest Winners

Story Game: Synthetic Book Cover Image

Synthetic
by: Sonja E. DeWitt

There had to be some sort of mistake, she hadn’t ordered a Companion model. Eleanor looked at the box again to be sure she hadn’t mistranslated the Japanese text scrawled across the front of the life-size, Barbie-style, box in front of her. There was no mistake. Model number 17: Companion AI.
Synthetic
by: Sonja E. DeWitt
Synthetic
by: Sonja E. DeWitt
There had to be some sort of mistake, she hadn’t ordered a Companion model. Eleanor looked at the box again to be sure she hadn’t mistranslated the Japanese text scrawled across the front of the life-size, Barbie-style, box in front of her. There was no mistake. Model number 17: Companion AI.
Story Game: Susan's Monologue Book Cover Image

Susan's Monologue
by: FADEX

Psycho Pass meets Purple Hyacinth in Susan’s Monologue: Susan used to like her life, or at least pretend to—work on the weekdays, party on Fridays and spend the weekend with her kids. Her life was set in stone. Perfect. Until it wasn’t. Her daughters? Taken. Her country? Gone. Years of mortgaging? Rendered useless. All she has left of her old life is her hand-eye coordination, sanity, and a gun that doesn’t let her kill. She was brought into this world against her will, now she’s going to make it her own, one little act of rebellion at a time.
Psycho Pass meets Purple Hyacinth in Susan’s Monologue: Susan used to like her life, or at least pretend to—work on the weekdays, party on Fridays and spend the weekend with her kids. Her life was set in stone. Perfect. Until it wasn’t. Her daughters? Taken. Her country? Gone. Years of mortgaging? Rendered useless. All she has left of her old life is her hand-eye coordination, sanity, and a gun that doesn’t let her kill. She was brought into this world against her will, now she’s going to make it her own, one little act of rebellion at a time.
Story Game: Unsilent Waters Book Cover Image

Unsilent Waters
by: Nicole Yurcaba

The tale of one immigrant woman’s experiences on history’s most infamous ocean liner.
Unsilent Waters
by: Nicole Yurcaba
Unsilent Waters
by: Nicole Yurcaba
The tale of one immigrant woman’s experiences on history’s most infamous ocean liner.

Featured Entries

by: Franklin Ard
The world’s only werewolf private detective, Zacharias Cobain, is out to solve the murder of his friend, a beloved librarian at the New Orleans Publix Library. Cobain is asked to consult on the case by the New Orleans police department, but he’s soon stonewalled as he searches for answers to the baffling mystical symbols that were found near the corpse. Every answer he finds raises new questions as he’s drawn into a complex conspiracy that threatens the entire city.
by: jawanherron
The sound whirling around her ears was muffled and distorted. The energy that she expended in an attempt to focus her senses was for nothing. Soon she would be set adrift to the bottom of the river. Swept away by the cruel current. Her vision was blocked by crashing and rolling waves. The water around her was painted deep red. Still, the muffled noise called out to her. “Ju-…” It cried out. “Jul-…” And again. “Jul..iet! Juliette!” The voice screamed.
by: Bethany Vyne
The final flaw to conquer in his perfect society isn’t what he expects.
by: FADEX
Forced by his mother to participate in New World’s deadliest reality TV show, Allen Y partners up with “celebrity popstar” Darryl Octavia to start a revolution and win back the freedom of Firstborn citizens nationwide.
by: Chelsea Schneringer
A girl realizes there’s more to her dreams and uses them to help her find her missing sister.
by: Michael Gordon
When Jason Gaines was told by his dying father that he was a serial killer, he took it pretty hard. Jason was 41-years-old when he sat by his father’s deathbed and listened to the old man reveal his deepest, darkest secrets. His dad was Winslow Gaines, a 71-year-old property magnate whose company GAINES CONSTRUCTION had built houses, condos and apartment buildings across the length and breadth of The Gold Coast in Florida for nearly 40 years. Winslow was a very wealthy man and prominent member of the Miami business scene. He was beloved in their home state for the countless charitable donations he’d made over the years, as well as for the jobs provided to the local communities in which his buildings were developed. He was a very public figure and for the last 10 to 15 years of his life had been very careful to construct a certain image for himself; that of a kindly grandfather of impeachable morals, always quick with a piece of sage wisdom or a nugget of homespun advice that stemmed
by: Maria D. Lourdes
Life can take a turn in the most unexpected places.

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