If you'd like to win a publishing deal and $1,000 cash, take a look at this competition. This competition is only open to those who've not previously had a novel published or 'released to the public'.
That means I can't enter. I would if I could.
Updated - Sorry, I've only just realised that this competition is only available to people currently living in Ireland.
It's tempting to think that nobody ever wins these things, but I know it's possible. A few years ago I entered, and won, a novel writing competition. Sadly the company has since ceased trading, but the
book is still available.