1st CHAPTER and FULL NOVEL FESTIVAL. Deadline January 7th

1st CHAPTER and FULL NOVEL FESTIVAL. Deadline January 7th

Watch Novel Performance Readings:

Novels Showcased in 2022:
24 Novels Performed
4 Novels Made into a Movie
Plus, 11 Poems Made into a Movie and 42 short stories read.
= 81 total works made in 2022! 

Get FULL FEEDBACK on either the 1st chapter or entire novel book from our committee of Professional Writers, and Writing Consultants. Get your novel performed by a professional actor at the festival.

NEW OPTION: Or, just submit for an actor performance reading transcript of your novel (any 5 pages of your book). Great way to promote the sales of your book if you’re already published. (see examples on the video playlist below)

SUBMIT your novel now (both your 1st chapter or full novel accepted) To be eligible for our Writing Festival Events. Submissions take 3-5 weeks for evaluation

Just VOTED one of the top festivals in the world today!

Submit a novel book and get it seen by the world.

A great way to get your words out there, obtain the Agent you’re looking for or just get your story seen by more people. If you win, your story will be seen by 100,000s of people when it’s read online using a top professional actor. It’s a rush you’ll never experience in your life seeing it come to life that way.

The RULES are simple:

1. Write a story. Edit the heck out of it. We accept novels in all genres.

NEW: All submissions to this contest also get a FREE LOGLINE listing on the Writing Festival site. Go to the LOGLINE submission page at http://www.storypitches.com and submit your logline information.

2. Email your story to novels@novelwritingfestival.com in .pdf, .doc, .wpd, .rtf, or .fdr format.

In the body in the email please add your:
– TYPE OF STORY (genre, length)
– (optional) and a 1-2 line synopsis of your story.

3a. FOR 1st CHAPTER of your novel – Pay the $35 submission fee (Save $15 off regular fee) via the button here:
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3b. FOR the ENTIRE NOVEL feedback – Pay the $170 submission fee ($50 off regular fee) via the button below. Please put your full contact info (name, email address) on a title page:
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3c. FOR Transcript Novel Video Performance Reading – Pay the $35 submission fee (Save $15 off regular fee) via the button here:
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ALL SUBMITTED STORIES GET FULL FEEDBACK – The goal of the Novel Writing Festival is to help everyone involved grow as an artist, so we will offer some kind of constructive criticism whether or not we accept your entry for the formal festival.

Watch Novels Made into a Movie:

Watch Poetry Made into a Movie:

There is no festival like this!

Mainly what this contest does is give exposure to the writer. They will be able to obtain a solid agent, plus get notice by producers looking for writers like yourself. NOTE: The writer will always own 100% rights to their story. The only thing we do is help the writer. Either with notes on their next draft, or gain exposure by having their story showcased at our festival.


By writingfest

Monthly Festival showcasing the best of new novels from around the world. Novel transcripts get performed by professional actors. OR, we also turn novels into movies and seen by 1000s online and at various film festivals.

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