The (now) Duke and Duchess of Sussex looked so happy. The sun was shining on their wedding, bathing everyone in Windsor with the feeling of goodwill and happiness- and probably a large portion of those watching the events on their television or computer too.
If you're into romance writing, here's an opportunity to be published by Trapeze, an imprint of Orion Books. There's prize money and mentoring for the winner- if everything completes...
Don't forget to check their answers to some important questions on the FAQ page. It does clarify who can enter.
The competition opened on the 16th May and the closing date is the 30th July.
You "submit the first 5,000 words of a love story, along with a synopsis and short biography to firstname.lastname@example.org" - it will need to be a full-length novel.
Before you rush into entering there's an important line in the terms and condition, so some research is needed.
"The entries will be judged on the quality of the writing and storytelling, how well it fits the Criteria, and the potential based on the synopsis for a full length novel that would fit with books published under the Trapeze imprint." (From competition details.)
The criteria is the 500 word synopsis and the first 5,000 words of the novel (they're calling this the 'proposal').
Trapeze was launched autumn 2016 to publish commercial fiction and non-fiction. The Orion Publishing Group say " Trapeze’s fiction list will publish books by standout voices in the crime, psychological suspense and women’s fiction areas." (From About Orion.)
You can find out the full details of the prize on the eharmony page.
The winner will be chosen from a shortlist of six proposals.
But, do read and understand the terms and conditions of the competition.
Good luck if you enter...
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