[3.12.06] [Andrew Gallix]
THE NOVEL OF NOVELS
BLATT Books are launching their first Novel Contest:
"We are looking for the Novel of novels. That's right. We are launching a line of fiction, and want to put out books of high literary merit that will blow everything else away. For our First Annual BLATT Books Novel Contest, we are seeking challenging, adventurous novels of up to 400 pages in length. Both first-timers and established novelists are encouraged to enter. All novels entered must be written in English; translations are not eligible for this prize. What we don't want: books for children, poetry, self-help, genre fiction. We're looking for literary fiction. Interpret that however you want. To get an idea of the kind of work we typically favor, we encourage you to read the current issue of our magazine, BLATT. ...The deadline for entry is 11:59pm on April 30, 2007. Any entries received after this time will be disqualified, the entrance fee returned. The winner, who will be selected by the BLATT editorial board, shall receive a 500-dollar advance against royalties and publication by BLATT Books." You'll find all the details here.