Greetings word fans. Welcome to the launch of Viva la Novella 2!
Like all sequels we are making this one bigger with more explosions. Instead of one winner, this year there will be four! Each prize is the same, $1000 prize, manuscript development and publication.
But wait, there’s more.
This year, thanks to the support of the Copyright Agency, we are starting a new program for Seizure called Stepping Stones.
Seizure knows that it takes more to make a great book than the writer alone, it takes a whole team and, for us, the head of that team is the editor. It’s a tough time in Australian publishing and getting that up that next rung of the ladder to becoming a publisher is harder than ever. This year there will be four editors – chosen through a competitive process – who will have the chance to take that next career step: selecting a manuscript from the submissions, working with our experienced team and learning every step in the publication process. We’ve set up a special Guest Editors portal just for you. Each editor selected to take part will win $1000.
This year, Viva la Novella will have no set theme. All we want is vivid storytelling, magic moments that melt our minds and words that stir our guts.
The last change we have made is to move the deadline for submission to December 2nd, that means if you are planning to do nanowrimo this year you can dual purpose and turn it into an entry. The writer submission portal is here.
Now get writing and tell your friends that the novella lives.