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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild has announced the debut of "Operation First Novel," an opportunity for a yet unpublished writer to win $20,000 and get a first novel published.

To discover fresh new talent in Christian fiction, the Christian Writers Guild is looking for the next as-yet-unpublished novelist to burst onto the scene. Tyndale House Publishers, a leader in Christian fiction and publishers of the blockbuster Left Behind Series, has agreed to publish the winner. The contest is open to any current student or member of the Christian Writers Guild.

Submissions must be received by the Christian Writers Guild on or before Oct. 18. For an entry form, contest rules and submission requirements, visit www.christianwritersguild.com.

The winner will be announced in February 2007 at the annual "Writing for the Soul" conference in Colorado Springs.?For more information on the conference, visit christianwritersguild.com and click on CWG Annual Conference.

The Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild offers aspiring, developing and professional writers a number of resources including a two-year correspondence study program, writing mentors, an interactive website, and membership benefits -- all within a traditional guild environment.

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