Reminder on Your Journey

Are you an unpublished novelist yearning to get your work noticed? If your answer is yes, have you checked out our awards program, OUT OF THE SLUSH PILE, Novel Journey’s Fifteen Minutes of Fame Contest?

You still have time to submit your Contemporary/Women’s Fiction story — the deadline is August 10. This is for everyone, not just the ladies; anything with a contemporary setting that doesn’t quite fit the romance, mystery or sci-fi/fantasy categories is welcome.

If that doesn’t float your boat, there’s still time to submit your Middle Grade/Young Adult Fiction (deadline is September 10). Contemporary romances will be accepted until October 10. And entries for the final round, Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror, have a deadline of November 10.

Want to get in on the fun? Download an entry form, fill it out, and send it, with your first chapter and a 1- to 2-page synopsis, to

Questions? Send them to that same address, and you’ll get a prompt reply.

We appreciate all the great entries we’ve received so far and look forward to receiving many more throughout the rest of the year. We love our readers!