The Great Novel Contest 2020 Announcement

The Great Novel Contest 2020 is almost here!

Columbus Publishing Lab is pleased to announce itself as a returning sponsor of The Great Novel Contest. Ohio Writers’ Association also welcomes new sponsors for this contest, so if you would like to sponsor this event, please contact OWA directly at

Mark your calendar for January 1st and get ready to submit! OWA is holding its fifth novel contest, and there is a publishing contract waiting for a winner.

This year’s winner will take home a publishing contract with Bellwether and $1,000 cash!

One runner-up will receive $500 cash, a publishing consultation with OWA President and publishing expert Brad Pauquette, and a letter of recommendation for agents and publishers.

All ten finalists will receive public recognition for their achievement, as well as $50 in credit to take an OWA class in 2020.

This contest is open to all previously unpublished manuscripts, with the exception of children’s books and erotica. Manuscripts must be between 50,000 and 125,000 words in length.

You can also stay in the loop with news and reminders by joining the event on Facebook.

Polish off your manuscript and get ready! Mark your calendar for January 1, 2020.

Get all of the details at