Submit to the Great Novel Contest 2019!

Elizabeth Jones
May 21, 2019

You’ve been waiting for a real opportunity. This is it. A chance to prove your writing is as good as you think it is.

Bypass the slush pile, the bureaucracy, the red tape, the favoritism. Every manuscript is evaluated on the merit of the writing, the merit of the ideas. Nothing else. 

One grand prize winner will receive a publishing offer from Bellwether, OWA’s publishing imprint, and $3,000 in credit for author development services from Columbus Publishing Lab, as well as public recognition of the achievement.

One runner-up will receive $1,000 in credit for author development services, as well as recognition for the achievement. Ten finalists will receive a letter of recommendation for potential agents and publishers, and a publishing consultation with Ohio Writers' Association President Brad Pauquette.

All manuscripts will be reviewed by at least one judge, without exception. 

Pay your $25 submission fee to ensure your spot. May the best novel win!