Win $20,000 and Get Published by Worthy
Are you the next new voice in Christian fiction?
Entering Operation First Novel might be the way you’re discovered. This annual contest is open to Christian Writers Guild members who’ve not yet had a book published by a traditional, royalty-paying publisher.
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The winner, to be announced in February 2014 at the Writing for the Soul conference, receives $20,000, plus publication by Worthy Publishing.
Prime of Life was named winner of the Operation First Novel contest Feb 14, 2012, at the Writing for the Soul conference. Author Peter Bekendam received $20,000, and his book will be published by Worthy Publishing.
His novel tracks a surgeon who abandoned his career and has become a janitor at a retirement facility. But his past catches up with him, forcing him to face deep issues about life, love, and God.
“I thank the Guild and Worthy Publishing for everything they do to invest in new voices,” Bekendam says. “This contest provides an invaluable avenue for writers to break into a very difficult market.”
This year’s winning version represents his fifth rewrite of the story. He initially entered the story, under the title Too Late, in the 2009 Operation First Novel, where it placed as a semifinalist.
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