My first post is about a competition which the large Danish Publishers Gyldendal just announced. This competition is about writing the best crime novel for kids between 8 and 12. There is a prize of 100.000 Danish Kroner (which equals about 17.130 USD) for the winner, plus of course the honor of actually being published (and hopefully sell a ton of books).
Crime/thrillers/mysteries are becoming increasingly popular in Denmark and the thought from Gyldendal, the publishers, are, that when adults read more and more books from those genres, this also has an impact on kids, who will be eager to read the same genres, but of course modified to fit this age-group.
Participants must 1) write a complete manuscript 2) write two summaries for two books to come and 3) write a concept for a whole series.
And it is not only the publishers who look into the stack of manuscripts bound to be written in the coming months. Also the national filmmakers at Nordisk Film are going to have a look at the hopeful writer's works.
Last chance to send in your work (in Danish) is September 1, 2009.
My page at NaBloPoMo.
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