Monday, 7 May 2012

Competition to Find UK Romance Writing Talent-Details

Hope you're having a relaxing Bank Holiday Monday (for those in the UK).

Just seen a tweet from Piatkus Entice (a digital-first Romance imprint) about a competition to find new UK authors for their imprint. This is a great opportunity.

They are looking for " novels in three genres: romance/contemporary women's fiction, historical romance and paranormal romance and is open to all writers in the UK, including new writers and also authors who have been previously published as long as they are not under contractual obligation to another publisher."

One winner from each of the three genres to be published as an ebook by Piatkus Entice in 2013.

Closing date is midnight BST on the 30th September. The winners will be announced at the gala Festival of Romance 2012 Awards on Friday 16th November.

The submission must include a completed manuscript, so I won't be able to enter. But if you have something suitable then here's what you need to include.

  • A completed manuscript of 80,000 – 100,000 words which must be double spaced and typed in Times New Roman font, point size 12 and which must be your own original work.
  • A one-page synopsis of the plot.
  • Cover blurb (no more than 200 words).
  • Your biography and photograph.
  • Your contact information including your telephone number and email address.
Full terms and conditions are here.

And best of all submission is both free and by e-mail. But do make sure you follow the instructions, as it would be silly to get excluded because you'd not followed the submission terms they've set out.

Good luck to all who enter...


Patsy said...

That looks interesting, Carol.

You've got more than 6 months - get writing now and you could have something ready by then, couldn't you?

Carolb said...

I'd only get the first draft completed in that time, Patsy. If I were further along with it, then it wouldn't be an issue.

Phillipa said...

Isn't it a great opportunity? I almost wish I hadn't already signed with Piatkus Entice. I'm so excited to be working with them!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

That's a great opportunity, Carol - don't know if I'd have something else suitable by then!

Carolb said...

Congratulations, Phillipa.

Yes Rosemary, it's a great opportunity.

Maxi said...

Thanks, Carol. I might look into that.