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  3DNC News for March 2012
   Upcoming reading events, more entrant success stories  
  and dates for the contest's 35th anniversary.

3DNC 2012

Save the date: Our 35th Anniversary event will take place this September 1-3, 2012. Registration will open in spring. Stay tuned to for details! (You can also check out our handy printable flyer at NewPages.)


Terroryaki! in Issaquah, Washington

The heroine of Jennifer K. Chung's winning 3-Day Novel is in the Seattle suburb of Issaquah when she first spots the cursed teriyaki truck that becomes her obsession. So the Issaquah library is a fitting spot for Jennifer to read from her fabulous tale of food, family and creepy-sweet love. Come by and meet the authoryou may even convince her to reveal her best tips for tasty, perfectly balanced teriyaki sauce.


Terroryaki! Reading and Q&A with Jennifer K. Chung

Issaquah Public Library

Sunday, April 1, 1 p.m. 
10 W. Sunset Way (directions 

(Note: this event is a rescheduling of the original reading that was cancelled due to weather earlier this year. It may be on April 1 now, but this time we aren't fooling.)

"Shameless good fun."Pickle Me This 

"A playfully appetizing first bite... 100% worth a read."Somisguided 

"As creepy as it is playful, and an easy read about family and food."Seattle Weekly

Haven't read the book yet? Get your copy today. Terroryaki! is now available in Kindle and epub formatswe're still getting our website ready for ebook sales (soon, we hope), but in the meantime you can order a $9.99 digital copy by email


Small Apartments film premiers at SXSW

What stars Matt Lucas, Billy Crystal, James Caan, Rosie Perez, Juno Temple, 

Peter Stormare, Amanda Plummer, Dolph Lundgren and Johnny Knoxville 

Small Apartments

and is based on winning 3-Day Novel? Small Apartments, a film directed by Jonas Åkerlund, that's what. 

You can find out more about the movie in this summary by The Austinist, or watch a clip here (sadly blocked in Canada under the Iron Toque). The screenplay was written by Chris Millis, author of the original 2000 winning novelSmall Apartments premiered this past weekend at the SXSW film festival and will have three more screenings during the 10-day event. Look for it to come to your area soon!

3DNC in the News: Read an interview with Kayt Burgess, author of Heidegger Stairwell (our 2011 winning novel), in the Toronto Star.


More 3DNC literary success stories

We love it when past entrants write in to tell us that they've found a home for novels, stories or ideas that began as 3-Day manuscripts. Here are a few of their success stories...
and if you have your own 3-Day story to share, let us know!

Christopher Meades (B.C.) is about to launch the follow-up to his first, 3-Day-spawned novel, The Three Fates of Henrik NordmarkThe Last Hiccup will launch in Vancouver on March 29 (7 p.m.) at the Wise Hall. Details here

Regular contest entrant Bill Patterson (New Jersey) condensed his 2010 entry into a short story. The result, "Riddled Space," was included in JournalStone's 2011 anthology Warped Words: 90 Minutes to Live

Thirteen-year-old Natasha Carr-Harris (B.C.), who has entered the contest every year since she was nine, took her 3-Day manuscript, The Eyes, to Book-to-Screen Pitchfest New York, where she pitched a movie version of the book. Natasha made it to Top 2, and won the chance to pitch the idea to a top-level Hollywood executive. 

Victoria Dunn, the not-so-secret pen name of writing duo Victoria Higgins and Meghan Dunn (Ontario), will release Alice Hearts Welsh Zombies, an expanded version of their hilarious 2009 3rd-Place winning 3-Day Novel, with The Workhorsery. Look for it this summer.
More success stories to come in future editions! You can also find past news at

Illustration by Eve CorbelCONTACT 3DN

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PO Box 2106, Station Terminal
Vancouver, BC, V6B 3T5   CANADA

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