We are thrilled to be a part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) this year and not to mention a proud sponsor! This is an annual event where participants take on the creative writing challenge to write a 50,000-word novel during the entire month of November. In another week or so, the challenge will come to an end leaving many participants to ask “What do I do with my story after NaNoWriMo?” As a sponsor, we’re inviting NaNoWriMo writers to submit their stories on JukePop and compete to win cash prize awards (valued up to $500) in two categories – fiction or non-fiction. This is the first time we’re opening up our platform to test out non-fiction writing so we’re really excited to see the response.

Here are the details for the JukePop sponsored NaNoWriMo contest:

1. The contest period starts on December 1, 2013 and runs through April 1, 2014. Participants can submit anytime during the contest period.
2. Winners will be determined by the number of +Votes received during the contest period.
3. All entries must be original. NaNoWriMo writers must select to submit to either NaNoWriMo Contest Fiction or NaNoWriMo Contest Non-fiction. No exclusions on genres.
4. Winners will be notified by April 15, 2014. Cash award payments will be sent within 45 days after the winners are notified. All payments will be made via PayPal (www.paypal.com).
5. All entries will get a chance to continue to publish on JukePop Serials, pending the quality and popularity of the story. (And start collecting monthly cash rewards.)
6. Total prize value is $500. Prizes for the winners in each category are as follows:

NaNoWriMo Fiction:
First Place Prize: $150
Second Place Prize: $75
Third Place Prize: $25

NaNoWriMo Non-fiction:
First Place Prize: $150
Second Place Prize: $75
Third Place Prize: $25

Good luck!!