Monday, July 25, 2011

The notorious 3-Day Novel Contest, Labour Day weekend (register by Sept 2 or, for discount, by Aug 5)

Can you produce a masterwork of fiction in a mere 72 hours? The International 3-Day Novel Contest is your chance to find out. The contest has run every Labour Day Weekend since 1977 and now attracts writers from all over the world.

It's a thrill, a grind, and an awesome creative experience. How many crazed plotlines, coffee-stained pages, pangs of doubt and moments of genius will the next contest bring forth? And what might you think up under pressure?

The 34th Annual International 3-Day Novel Contest takes place Labour Day weekend, September 3 – 5, 2011. You must submit a registration form, with the entry fee, by September 2. The is $50 if sent by Aug. 5 and $55 if sent after that.

Grand Prize: Publication by 3-Day Books
2nd Prize: $500
3rd Prize: $100
(And, for everyone who commits to the contest, a big creative rush. Plus a fancy certificate!)

Complete rules and entry forms here. Home page here.

To keep up to date with all the annual writing contests in Canada, get the 2011 Canadian Writers' Contest Calendar – now just $13 including tax and shipping (or $10 at any of Brian Henry's workshops or classes). To order your copy, email  More details here.

See Brian Henry's schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Kitchener, Orangeville, Barrie, Woodstock, London, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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