Though this challenge is a bit more difficult than NaNoWrimo. For one thing you will have no idea what you will be writing about until New Year's Eve when the topic is announced. You have from January 1st to the 31st to complete your 50,000 word manuscript which must use the topic as a main theme. At the end of the month you submit your manuscript to be judged.
The first place winner receives $500 dollars and the opportunity to publish with Key Publications Network. They will be opening their doors in January with the release of Faith's Friendship by Nazarea Andrews. She was the winner of 2009's ViNoWriMo. If you are interested in checking out her blog I have a link to her blog under my links page.
**Now if you'd like to learn more about ViNoWriMo please click on the title of this blog post to visit Viciouswriters.com
Also, you must become a member of Key Publications Network to participate. A link to that is located beneath my links column as well. www.key-publications-network.socialgo.com
Best of luck to you all!