I also heard about the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award which will interest lots of writers. The link is
In a nutshell, it's an "incredible opportunity to win a publishing contract with Amazon Publishing. Now in its sixth year, this international contest promises to be the best yet.
One Grand Prize winner will receive a publishing contract with an advance of $50,000, and four First Prize winners will each receive a publishing contract with an advance of $15,000.
We’ve expanded the categories to include five popular genres: General Fiction, Romance, Mystery/Thriller, Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror and Young Adult Fiction."
Entries must be submitted between January 14, 2013 and January 27, 2013. The contest is limited to 10,000 entries, and they will stop accepting entries after they have received 10,000.
Wow! So for everyone who successfully completed Nanowrimo, this is a fantastic opportunity to edit those 50,000 words and push them even further.This gives me an incentive for completing Nano in 2013!