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Hardie Grant Egmont, Pantera partner with Tablo for NaNoWriMo

Publishers Pantera Press and Hardie Grant Egmont have partnered with Australian online publishing platform Tablo to review a selection of manuscripts published on the Tablo platform for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November.

The two publishers will read the top three-to-five manuscripts published on Tablo as part of NaNoWriMo, with the winning entries to be determined by reader engagement insights and the editorial opinion of Tablo staff. Entries are open to writers from around the world and will close on 30 November.

Tablo creative director Jemma Birrell said she hopes the challenge will help ‘kickstart’ the careers of some emerging writers. ‘We want to help aspiring authors connect with fellow writers and publishers and help give them more opportunities for their work,’ said Birrell. ‘Who knows where that could lead, but at the very least we’d love to help kickstart some literary careers.’

Hardie Grant Egmont publisher Marisa Pintado said she sees Tablo’s ‘enthusiasm for supporting emerging writers’ dovetailing with their own, and hopes the challenge will unearth ‘something unusual and exciting … maybe an attention-grabbing hook, a strange voice, an unexpected dilemma, or an unconventional romance’. The sentiment was echoed by Pantera Press CEO Alison Green, who said the partnership is in line with Pantera’s aim to ‘invest in the next generation of both readers and writers’.

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