The Winners of the 32nd Annual
International 3-Day Novel Contest

We at the 3-Day Novel Contest are thrilled to announce the winners of our 32nd Annual event!

Mark Sedore

Mark Sedore

Snowmen by Mark Sedore of Toronto, Ontario
The winning entry to the latest 3-Day Novel Contest is the story of a man who struggles to complete a record-setting trip across the Arctic Circle while his unstable and resentful brother plays a deadly game of sabotage. Snowmen will be released by 3-Day Books in August 2010. Click here for more on the winning novel and its author.

McKinley M. Hellenes of Mission, British Columbia, for Everything Will Be OK
Winning $500

Victoria Dunn of Ottawa, Ontario, for Alice’s Adventures with Welsh Zombies
Winning $100


Miguel Burr (Vancouver, BC) for Fluorescence
Keith Chittleborough (Glen Waverley, Australia) for Sheepless in Puckapunyal
Karen Cressman (Brampton, ON) for Breaking the Girl
Kimberly Davidson (Vancouver, BC) for Jabula
Alice Egoyan and Devon Motola (Fresno, CA) for 77
David Gibson (Hamilton, ON) for Cold Heaven Blonde
Barbara Gordon (Victoria, BC) for Culture Heroes
Meredith Kennedy (Palo Alto, CA) for Strange Alchemy
Edward Lineberry (Dallas, TX) for Forged Prophet
J.C. Locke (Carrboro, NC) for Big Crunch
Gavin McLachlan (Toronto, ON) for Give Up Your Self
Greg Morrison (Woodstock, VA) for The Goetist
Erica Naone (Allston MA) for Needle and Fang
Marion Stein (New York, NY) for Hungry Ghosts
T.R. White (Brampton, ON) for Billy Blue Bear


The judges were pleased and impressed with the quality and originality of the submissions to this pressure-cooker event. Once again we would like to give special mention to Natasha Carr-Harris of Vancouver, our youngest entrant for the second year running and the author of The Story of St. Patrick’s Day. Special mention also to our second-youngest entrants (also in their second year), Abby Adams and Sean Vipond of Cochrane, Ontario, who teamed up to write an untitled collaborative sci-fi/fantasy novel, and to the creative writing students at Pleasant Valley Secondary School in Armstrong, B.C., who holed up at their school during the contest to complete their wonderful novels as a group.

This year’s event drew in a record 650 entrants, of whom 460 managed to complete and submit a novel. Twenty countries were represented in this year’s event, making it the most international 3-Day Novel Contest on record! Every year it is monster task for our judges to pick a few winners from the incredible works submitted to the contest and this round was no exception. We thank everyone who put their heart into this creative experience and allowed us to read the results!

For those who are interested in taking part in the next 3-Day Novel Contest, the 33rd Annual International 3-Day Novel Contest will take place September 4-6, 2010. Save the date, and ask to be added to our newsletter list so you are notified when registration opens!