November is National Novel Writing Month and NaNoWriMo is a worldwide challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days. Are you up for writing an average of 1,666.66 words every day for a whole month? Last year, 37,479 people did and so can you!
NaNoWriMo is a perfect way to:
- Set a clear solid goal with a deadline for writing a novel.
- Prove that you are indeed capable of writing a novel.
- Prove that you have the discipline to write a novel.
So if you’ve been itching to finally get that novel idea written, start thinking about what you’re going write on November 1st and get ready! Visit their website at nanowrimo.org to sign up to track your progress and learn more about what NaNoWriMo is all about.
Allen & Unwin is a leading independent, and Australian, publisher who releases about 250 titles per year and who has handled work by authors including Fleur McDonald, Helen Brown, and Mary Groves. According to their website, they cover a wide range of material including “literary and commercial fiction, a broad range of general non fiction, academic and professional titles and books for children and young adults.”
Every Friday for the last 5 years, they’ve been accepting submissions for fiction and non-fiction through their website called The Friday Pitch. If they are interested in your work, they will get back to you within two weeks.
Visit their website for more details and submission guidelines at allenandunwin.com.