3-Day Novel Contest Set Again for this Labor Day Weekend

43-year annual challenge rescued from oblivion by Anvil Press
 
 
Hanging Out At The Crib
Hanging Out At The Crib
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. - Sept. 3, 2020 - PRLog -- Just when would-be authors yearning to write the Great American Novel thought (a) the 3-Day Novel Contest would end, and (b) the world would stop spinning on its axis, the venerable contest, challenging novelists to come up with a work of art in just 72 hours over the Labor Day weekend gained a new lease on life, courtesy of Anvil Press, which took over management (but not the bar tab) from those intrepid volunteers that have been running this show for the past few decades or so.

As explained in a You Tube broadcast premiering on Thursday, just a few hours before the beginning of the contest, author B Shawn Clark says participants may not begin writing their magnum opus until the stroke of midnight the Friday of Labor Day weekend, and must put down their quills (er, keyboards) before midnight the following Monday.  Clark, who first participated in the contest in 2019, has many tips on how to "train" for the contest, how to count words, why he is speaking the Lunaape language, how high Poon Hill is, and other useful information.  While this may all seem rather "cheeky" for such an otherwise august enterprise, consider this from the official 3DNRC website as to the origin of this most worthy endeavor, circa 1977:

"In true pioneering spirit, the call went out, the gauntlet went down, and the 3-Day Novel Contest was on its way to becoming the cheeky and uncompromising rebel of literary forms that it is today. From its modest beginnings as a barroom challenge, it grew to attract the interest and support of neophyte and seasoned writers alike, from Canada, the U.S. and beyond. Now, more than three decades later, it has become a unique contribution to world literary history and a put-your-keyboard-where-your-mouth-is rite of passage for hundreds of writers each year."

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