The abandoned novel. Every author or aspiring writer has one. In your mind you've created a brilliant and compelling story that begs to be committed to the page. Two or three chapters into it, fate intervenes. Maybe it's writer's block. Maybe your computer crashes. Maybe you've just lost your motivation. For what ever reason that great story never gets told in its entirety. But just because its unfinished doesn't mean it's not a great story- it's just a great story still waiting to be told.
At AbandonedNovel.com, we're seeking the greatest stories never finished. We want the best beginnings to your unfinished novels to publish in a new book with other stories that never found their conclusion.
We are currently accepting submissions for inclusion in a new paperback release: Beginnings - A Novel. Beginnings will feature ten selections of the best opening chapters of abandoned novels. Almost every genre is eligible for inclusion (please no erotic fiction, romance novels or children's books). Selected authors will be notified and will receive a royalty contract. The deadline for submission is November 30, 2008 and the scheduled publication of Beginnings - A Novel is slated for June 1, 2009. For our submission guidelines and instructions on how to upload your own abandoned novel, please click the "submit" button. All authors submitting original work retain their original copyright of the material submitted.