Friday, January 20, 2012

Did You Hear?

In case you missed it, we’ve officially launched the 2012 edition of Novel Rocket’s LAUNCH PAD Contest: Boosting You Out of the Slush Pile.

This is an opportunity for unpublished novelists to move into the next stage of their writing journey.
Every entrant receives a critique. If you win a genre category, you’ll have your first chapter published here on Novel Rocket and will be in the finals.

If you win the Grand Prize, your story will bypass the slush pile and get onto the desk of a hand-picked publishing professional (to be determined by your genre, intended audience, and submission history.)

For more details and the official rules, click on our Launch Pad Contest tab.

Questions? We love questions! We even answer them! Email us at, and a real human will provide a prompt, personal r

Hoping to see YOUR submission soon!

Besides writing fiction that takes you out of this world, Yvonne Anderson has been our contest administrator since the event’s inception in 2010. The first novel in her Gateway to Gannah series, The Story in the Stars, debuted last summer, and the next in the series is planned for release this year. Read more of her wisdom at