Fifteen Minutes

Just a reminder about our new awards program, OUT OF THE SLUSH PILE, Novel Journey’s Fifteen Minutes of Fame Contest. If you haven’t already made plans to enter, please check out the details.

The judges are reviewing (and enjoying!) the entries for Mystery/Suspense, the winner of which will be announced February 8.

As you can see from the schedule below, the next deadline for submissions, February 10, is for Contemporary/Women’s Fiction entries.

Readers of the male persuasion should know, this category isn’t just for the ladies; it’s for any story with a modern setting that doesn’t quite fit into any of the other categories.

You’ve still got two weeks, so shine up your first chapter and synopsis, and download an entry form.

Email your submissions, or any questions you may have about the contest, to

We look forward to seeing your entry!