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Press « 3-Day Novel Contest

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Terroryaki! by Jennifer K. Chung

“…for a vegetarian, Chung’s description of teriyaki chicken is convincing and highly sensory. You’ll wish a mysterious teriyaki food truck circled your neighbourhood, too.”—Broken Pencil magazine

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Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Jennifer K. Chung

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Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Illustration by Jonathan Adams

Though Simenon was offered 100,000 francs for the event—and he pocketed 25,000 of that—he never went through with it. It was a publicity stunt, and since simply talking about it achieved the desired effect, he didn’t need to follow through. Too bad for him, we say… as anyone who has truly thrown themselves into the contest will attest, it is a remarkable creative experience, whether you do it in a glass box in Paris or alone your room.

So why will you take on the challenge? For the bragging rights? For the creative juice? Or just because it’s there? Whatever your motivation, we hope you’re ready for the next round. We’re madly working at launching this year’s marathon, which will take place September 3-5, 2011. Check back near the end of May for all the registration details!

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Friday, March 11th, 2011

Snowmen by Mark Sedore

“A lesser writer would have taken twice these 170 pages to tell the same story with as much resonance. Through his sparse, economical writing and keen ear for believable dialogue, Sedore unerringly pulls the reader in, making us care about the three main players in the book. We care deeply what happens to them all – even Larry, despite his vindictiveness. Or maybe because of it.”

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Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Terroryaki!

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Friday, September 10th, 2010

Original 3-Dayer?

Jake Wallis Simons, an entrant in the 33rd Annual International 3-Day Novel Contest and the author of , has written an account of his creative ordeal for the London Times. Read about his highs, his lows, and his efforts to become a 72-hour “amanuensis for the unconscious” at the website or, if you aren’t a paying subscriber of the Times, on Simon’s . He also photodocumented the many moods of 3DN, which you can find on his .

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09-12-2011

News « 3-Day Novel Contest

Youngest 2010 participant: 9Youngest-ever participant: 9 (now participating for her 3rd year at 11 years old)Oldest-known returning entrants: 86 and 88 Earliest year of previous entry for a returning participant: 1981Minimum number of former shortlisters returning: 31. 3DN 2011 is many months away, so we’ve looked up a few interesting writing contests and calls for submissions to keep your literary skills sharp until next Labour Day.


09-12-2011

Events « 3-Day Novel Contest

One great way to recover from the rigours of the 3-Day Novel Contest is to get a taste of the kind of fiction that can be conceived during the marathon—and one such opportunity is coming up in Toronto. Jason Rapczynski reading 10:15 a.m., the Reading RoomFresh Ink Writers Conference750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT. Wednesday, Sept. 14, 8pm - 11pm152 Augusta Avenue, Toronto.


09-12-2011

News « 3-Day Novel Contest - NEWS

The 34th Annual 3-Day Novel Contest is many weeks past, and while hundreds of literary marathoners may have recovered from finger strain, the eye strain is only just beginning for our panel of intrepid judges. Update, for to those who wrote in: This is a completely unscientific number, and goes on the assumption that most entrants did produce something, even if they didn’t submit it.