Tablo's NanoWriMo Challenge with Publisher Partners
NanoWriMo is just around the corner (seriously, it's tomorrow)! This year we've partnered with two amazing publishers to read and review select manuscripts that are written on Tablo. Between 3 and 5 authors will have the chance to be reviewed for publication.
To enter, all you need to do is write your NaNoWriMo novel on Tablo and submit it to the NaNoWriMo Community. Here's everything you need to know:
Dream of Being Seen by a Publisher?
Tablo is partnering with publishers Pantera Press and Hardie Grant Egmont, who will be reading the top 3-5 novels shared in Tablo’s NanoWriMo community.
Getting read by a publisher could be the first step in your literary career! If you’re one of the winners, there’s a chance you’ll get valuable feedback too.
Submitting Your Novel
1. Start by writing your NaNo novel as a new book on Tablo.
2. Add your NanoWriMo novel to Tablo’s NanoWriMo community by clicking ‘Submit Your Novel’, and it automatically goes into the running.
3. Entries are accepted from 1 November - 30 November.
4. Don’t forget to add an enticing synopsis!
5. Tablo will use our reader engagement insights, and our editorial opinion, to prepare a shortlist.
6. If you’re one of the 3-5 manuscripts chosen, we’ll be in touch to ask for a few details, and then share your book with our publishing partners.
You'll have the best chance of being discovered if you're updating your book regularly and attracting a strong readership. Just keep in mind that we’ll need your final entry submitted on Tablo by the end of November.
The publishers are Australian but will read English-language submissions from around the world.
What our Publishing Partners are Looking For
Pantera Press is an Australian publisher focussed on nurturing the next generation of writers and readers. “At Pantera Press, our editor Lucy is looking for the winning combination of a strong voice, an intriguing plot and engaging characters. She wants a clean, easy read with well-developed themes and writing that makes her lose track of time while she’s reading. Something that draws her in and gives her just enough description of the setting to lose herself in the world without it becoming too dense. She wants to become emotionally involved in the story and experience the highs and lows of the characters. Lucy would love to see the next Liane Moriarty, Jane Harper, Melina Marchetta, Matthew Reilly or Tim Winton.”
Hardie Grant Egmont
Based in Melbourne, Australia, Hardie Grant Egmont publishes bestselling and award-winning fiction for children and teenagers. “Our publisher Marisa Pintado is currently seeking books for readers aged 5–15, with a particularly interest in contemporary, mystery, adventure, thrillers and horror stories. Whatever the genre, the most important thing is a fantastic hook – Marisa wants to be immediately intrigued by the premise, and think, Huh! I hope this writer can pull that off because it sounds awesome. She’s also keen on books with a sense of fun about them, even if they explore important or serious topics – we all need more humour and liveliness at the moment!”
Start drafting! Good luck. And have a great NanoWriMo!