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Congratulations NaNoWriMo 2011!

At last, this crazy marathon writing experience has come to its final chapter. Was your mission accomplished? Did you scribble your 50,000th word at 11:59 p.m. last night?

Even if you didn't quite finish- be proud- you have exhibited a feat of willpower and creativity that few people will ever experience. (And don't forget, you'll always have another chance next year.)

As a big thank you to all our writers, we want to invite all our community members to participate in the epilogue to NaNoWriMo 2011: "A Novel Competition".

When: December 1st through December 8th.

Where: The comments section of this post

What to do: Submit a brief plot summary or “book jacket copy” about their novel, maximum 250 words, in this contest entry's comments.

Who wins: LJ Editors will select the top five finalists from the entries. Guest judge Mark Coker (you may remember Mark from his recent LJ interview) from Smashwords will choose one grand prize winner from the finalist pool.


1 Grand Prize winner
Amazon Kindle
Blurb.com $20 gift certificate

4 Finalists prizes
Blurb.com $20 gift certificate

(Blurb.com is a website where authors can publish hardcover or paper copies of their books.)

For some, the anticipation of this contest might feel like Waiting for Godot. For others, these words could be no more than "a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing" but a chance to win some prizes. Either way, we look forward to reading your submissions! Good luck, writers!


Dec. 1st, 2011 09:19 pm (UTC)
Silent Killers
In the year 2058, and the United States government, as it has been known in history, has completely fallen since its creation in the 1700s. In the chaos that immediately resulted from this, organized crime grew on a scale that no one’s seen since Prohibition. In 2060, a new regime appears to establish order and regain the people’s trust once more. However, the rebuilding government has one major obstacle standing in their way: the organized crime syndicates. The government couldn’t go into an all out war with them, so its Office of Special Higher Intelligence and Tactics came up with a plan. They would recruit agents from its Undercover Division of Elite Defense and infiltrate the leading syndicates, get close to the leaders and take them out; cutting off the head of the army, so to speak.

How far are the agents willing to go to remain undercover to be able to take out their targets?

How many are the syndicates willing to crush just to maintain their claims?

And who are you able to trust?