This summer isn't even over and yet here we are, searching for next summer's novel to be serialized in the pages of the Star Tribune.

The first four--Mary Logue's "Giving Up the Ghost"; Cary Griffith's "Savage Minnesota"; Megan Marsnik's "Under Ground"; and this summer's "Stone Lake" by Richard Horberg--have been so much fun, each completely diffrent from the next. (A ghost story, a mystery, a historical novel, a small-town journey.)

Readers followed along in print each day, caught up online, or purchased the e-book for $3.99.

So now we are looking for the next one. Maybe yours?

Manuscripts must be original and unpublished (either in print or digitally). Minnesota settings and authors are preferred but not mandatory--anyone can submit.

Do not send the whole book. (This is important.) Just send the first chapter (e-mail only, no hard copies) to

If we love it, we'll ask for more.

Deadline is Oct. 31.

I can't wait to see what you send!