PARK CITY, Utah, November 17, 2011—Textnovel.com today announced the Winners of the 2011 Textnovel Writing Contest, which combines a live, serial publication model with a unique ranking system to help identify top new novelists and fiction writers. The Winners are as follows:
- Co-Winner Grand Prize: The Walk-In by Lisa Teller
- Co-Winner Grand Prize: The Woods by Natalieg26
- Co-Winner Reader’s Choice Award: Innocence and Arrogance by Kimberly Reeves
- Co-Winner Reader’s Choice Award: Vegas Follows You Home by Saewod
These Winners were chosen based on popularity, writing quality, adherence to the Contest rules, originality and publishing potential. The Grand Prize winners will share a $1,000 cash prize and have the option to receive editorial input and assistance, literary agency representation with submission to major publishers and/or publication by Textnovel. The Reader’s Choice winners are sharing a $500 cash prize. The 2008 Textnovel Contest Winner signed a 3-book deal with St. Martin’s Press, later modified to a 5-book deal. Some of the other past Contest Winners have accepted publishing contracts with various other publishers.
Textnovel is a social network for authors and readers of serial fiction and the first English language cell phone novel website, allowing members to write and read fiction with their cellphones or computers, using text messaging, email and online tools. Textnovel runs contests for fiction writers, allowing them to demonstrate the market potential of their work through its unique serial publication and voting and ranking format. Textnovel offers writing development and support, agency services and publication opportunities to writers.
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