Novel Writing – final draft (excerpt) due November 17

Monthly writing contest offers cash prizes

Portrait of an Asian guy with a white horse, Kazakhstan.

Azamat Mukanov / Stocksy United

Portrait of an Asian guy with a white horse, Kazakhstan.

Have you ever wanted to experience the world from a different perspective than your own? Live deep in an urban jungle, or on a farm surrounded by sheep? Grow up on a wildlife preserve, or come of age sailing the seven seas?

Writing a novel is about shedding your identity and inhabiting the experiences of an imagined character. But a novel also requires looking inward: drawing upon your own experience and interior life to find elements of the human condition that you can offer to your fictional characters.

This month, explore the human experience through writing, and share an excerpt with us.

Writing Form: Fiction

Subject Areas: Creative Writing, Literature / English

Length: 600 – 1000 words

Opens: Monday, November 2

Drafts due for Expert Review: Monday, November 9

Submissions Due: Tuesday, November 17


For details about how Write the World works, how to register and how to submit, go to

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