Textnovel.com (www.textnovel.com) is running a contest through December 31, 2008 for the best online serial novel. The prize is $1,000 and there is a possible publishing contract for the winner. This is the first U.S. cell phone novel website – a website that allows authors and readers to write, share and read work online or with their cellphone. The concept has been a huge hit in Japan and China and is based on publishing the novel in serial form (such as a new chapter every few days) with readers subscribing to updates by text message or email. Contest details are at www.textnovel.com/contestrules.php. There is no entry fee.
See www.textnovelblog.com for the Textnovel blog and more information on this exciting new publishing technology!