3-Day News, July 20, 2011

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Early Bird Deadline Coming Soon!

There’s still plenty of time to register for the 34th Annual International 3-Day Novel Contest, but only 17 more days if you want to grab that sweet $5 early-bird discount. (Don’t forget: this year you can also save some postage by submitting your novel online.)

Contest dates: Labour Day Weekend, September 3-5
Early-bird registration deadline: August 5
Final registration deadline: September 2

I want to register!

Book Launch in Seattle

Join us in the Pacific Northwest as we launch the creepy-sweet winner of the 33rd Annual 3-Day Novel Contest. Terroryaki! is the eeriest, funniest and most appetizing book ever to be written about a haunted teriyaki truck, so don’t miss this chance to pick up a copy! You’ll also have a chance to ask author Jennifer K. Chung all of your burning 3-Day Novel survival questions. (Secret Event Tip! There might just be free chicken teriyaki and super-cute pins for early arrivers.)

Sunday, Aug. 28, 2pm – 4pm
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue, Seattle [map]

Free admission

RSVP to the Facebook event page

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3-Day Books make for fine, fast summer reading! Order yours today at 3daynovel.com/books.

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More Success Stories

We love to hear from past entrants who have found homes for manuscripts that began their lives as 3DN drafts. Here are some success stories we’ve received over the past few weeks…and if you have your own 3-Day success story, let us know!

Edmonton writer Gayleen Froese won the second season of the televised 3-Day Novel Contest and also made the shortlist for our 2007 and 2010 marathons. Her latest novel, Grayling Cross, is now available through NeWest Press. Listen to Froese and fellow TV contestant Paul Matwychuk talk about their contest experience on this podcast.

Heidi Greco of Surrey, B.C., published her 3-Day novella, Shrinking Violets, with Quattro Books this year. It’s her first fiction release (after two volumes of poetry with Anvil Press), and it is a co-winner of the 2011 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest.

Brad McLelland of Stillwater, Oklahoma, is about to release his dark comedy, Bruisers, with Monkey Puzzle Press. Brad wrote the first draft of Bruisers in a Motel 6 during the 2009 3-Day Novel Contest.

Vancouver’s Christopher Meades, who made our 2007 3DN shortlist with The Three Fates of Henrik Nordmark (later released by ECW Press), is soon to follow up with his second release from the same publisher. Look for The Last Hiccup in bookstores next spring.

David S. McCabe began Without Sin during the 2007 3-Day Novel Contest. He wrote from Pasadena to say his book will be released this summer by Sunstone Press.

Michael Hemmingson of San Diego wrote his “border noir” thriller, Hard Cold Whisper, in a Tijuana hotel room during the 2010 3-Day Novel Contest. It was released this year by Black Mask Books.

Congratulations to all of these 3-Day authors! They are happy proof that, while everyone who enters may secretly want the big prize, the contest is about much, much more. Want to kick out your own first draft, but have been having trouble getting started? Register, and find out what you can dream up under pressure!

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