3DNC News for August 2012

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Last Week for Early-Bird Registration

Want to make 2012 the year you finally kick that novel out of your head and into the world? Register today and commit yourself to this exhilarating, limit-blasting, one-of-a-kind creative event. Do it fast, because there’s only one week left to take advantage of our early-bird registration discount.

Early-Bird Registration Deadline: August 15
Final Registration Deadline: August 31
3-Day Novel Event Dates: Labour Day Weekend, September 1-3

Sign up today for our 35th annual marathon! Put your early-bird savings toward a tin of coffee to keep you up and writing through this notorious literary event.

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Already signed up, or planning to? Connect with your fellow entrants at our Facebook event page or at the #3DNC Twitter hashtag.

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Party and Book Launch in Toronto

Come join us in Toronto for a double celebration of our upcoming 35th Anniversary and the launch of Heidegger Stairwell, the gender- and genre-bending 2011 3DNC winner by Aurora author Kayt Burgess.

Heidegger Stairwell by Kayt Burgess

Heidegger Stairwell by Kayt Burgess


Wednesday, August 29
7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Victory Cafe, Toronto
581 Markham Street, Upstairs
(Near Bathurst Station/Honest Ed’s. Map)

3DNC administrators and veterans will be on hand to offer advice and guidance for surviving and thriving during the contest, and Kayt Burgess will read a passage from her hot-off-the-press novel about music, identity, feuds, friendship and very, very complicated love. Everyone is welcome to this free event!

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More 3DNC success stories

Have you found a home for a manuscript that was born during the 3-Day Novel Contest? Tell us about it!

The Dominion, by Gayleen Froese of Edmonton, placed during the 2007 3DNC and won 1st Prize during that year’s 3-Day Novel Contest reality TV series. This excellent fantasy novel has been picked up for publication by Candlemark & Gleam.

Alice Hearts Welsh Zombies has finally been released by The Workhorsery. The book, by Victoria Dunn of Ottawa, is a nutty undead military romp that won (in its first-draft form) 3rd Place in the 2009 3DNC. See a video preview at the Workhorsery website!

The rise of e-publishing has helped many 3-Day veterans release their novels as ebooks, too. Check out a few here: Rebels of the 512 by Laura Roberts (2011 participant), The Package: Nove’s Curse by Lisa Naraine (2008), Melissa’s Daughters
by Terry Leeder (2011), Dream Her Back by Brady Russell (2003), and Depth of Deception: A Titanic Murder Mystery by Alexander Gallant (2006).

Congratulations to all! Find more success stories in our past newsletters.