Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Contest from The Next Big Writer website

Join A Project to Create the Internet's First Workshop - Based Novel - The Cloud

Winning entries receive a publishing contact for inclusion in the published novel.

Deadline: 11:59 PM ET on January 21, 2010

TheNextBigWriter in conjunction with Odin Roark of iPOV BOOKS present the first workshop-built-novel. The novel will be comprised of individual chapters/short stories written by different writers from TheNextBigWriter around a central theme and premise.

The Cloud

The novel project called THE CLOUD is a concept created by Odin Roark based on a premise that challenges religion, commerce, and science, as well as general behavior in the 21st century. The plot involves reactions to a dark gray cloud that takes residence over the skies of Las Vegas in August of 2013 and is still there at the book’s conclusion in January 2014. The genre of this book is literary.

Learn more about The Cloud Project.


  • The writers whose stories are selected as winners will receive a Publishing Contract to have their story published as part of the The Cloud Anthology. (50% of the net proceeds will be equally shared by the estimated 15 to 20 authors. 50% of the remaining net proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the formation of a charity fund developed by Odin Roark that will provide computers for children in developing countries.)