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Not every writer follows the same route to publication. How you achieve your goal depends on your particular situation. Whether you’re making good time or struggling to stay on your feet, Novel Rocket is here to assist you along that winding road.

One experience some have found helpful is entering Novel Rocket’s LAUNCH PAD Contest: Boosting You Out of the Slush Pile.

The contest is already under way, but we’re still taking entries in four of the six categories:
Contemporary Fiction/Women’s Fiction (deadline for submission is July 10); Middle Grade/Young Adult (enter by August 10); Contemporary Romance (enter by September 10); and Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror (enter by October 10). Check the complete rules, including the submission deadlines, on the Launch Pad Contest tab above.

Questions? Email us at, where there’s a real-live Earthling on call to provide a prompt response.

So why sit there daydreaming? Hop to it and get that baby submitted! 

Besides being our contest administrator, Yvonne Anderson writes fiction that takes you out of this world.
Words in the Wind, the second book in her Gateway to Gannah series, is scheduled for release on August 1. 

Marooned in a desolate canyon half a planet from home, a lone survivor struggles to separate reality from illusion.  

Dassa’s landing craft crashes 10,000 kilometers from her intended destination. Taking refuge in a canyon from the blizzard that rages atop the rim, she learns more about her native planet than she ever wanted to know. Even if she manages to find her way home, does she have a home to return to?

Meanwhile if you haven’t yet read Book #1, The Story in the Stars, here’s your chance: now through July 30, you can buy it on Kindle for only 99 cents.