Just for those looking, the novel contest that I am a part of the judging team for is accepting submissions for this year’s contest. The new deadline is the 20th of October, so a couple of weeks left to polish off your novel and submit.
Here is the link: ACM Novel Contest
And a little description (hijacked from the website linked above) of what we are looking for:
Content: Manuscripts should be fiction, but can be in any genre: action/adventure, fantasy fiction, young adult, historical, etc. Stories can be written even for young people, say junior high, but illustrated books for children would not qualify. Think: Chronicles of Narnia, Wrinkle in Time, etc. If you have a specific audience in mind for your story please indicate as much in the story summary which must accompany your submission.