Did you know…
November is National Novel Writing Month! Also known as NaNoWriMo, this annual creative writing project was created by the nonprofit organization, the Office of Letters and Light that challenges people to write a new 50,000 word novel in the month of November. The project started in 1999, and last November just fewer than 170,000 people participated. At the end of the month, writers post their work online so others can see just how wonderful (or awful) their masterpieces are. And at an average of 1,667 words a day, most writers admit that their novels are less than stellar. For more information about this project, visit www.nanowrimo.org/.
Are you looking to publish your great American novel? Loyola College boasts the only student-run, campus-based book publisher in the country! Students are required to take a series of three courses that cover project development, design and marketing. Students learn how to evaluate book proposals, manuscripts, production feasibility and marketability. For more information about Apprentice House and to see submission guidelines, see www.apprenticehouse.com/.
And don’t forget that submissions for the Letters About Literature writing contest for students in grades 4 to 12 are due Friday, December 10. For more information about this contest, please visit www.mdhc.org/programs/maryland-center-for-the-book/letters-about-literature/.