Monday, 30 September 2013

Win a book deal

If you write romance and have a novel ready, this competition is worth a look. Unfortunately mine isn't ready. Maybe next year? This one might be even better, as it's open to any genre and guarantees the publishing deal is worth £50,000. For both of those you need to submit the opening and a synopsis of the book you're hoping to get a publishing deal for. Winners will also have the backing of big names and are sure to do well.

This competition also offers a publishing deal for a romantic novel. Weirdly though they're making the selection based on a short story. Oh and they seem to think laundry is romantic ... Here's another competition where you could win a publishing contract on the strength of a short story. The theme is war or peace - not both, they want it short, remember!

btw Using my own book cover to illustrate this post isn't just blatant advertising. Escape to the Country was published because I won a novel writing contest, so it's also relevant.

Personally I'm concentrating on short stories at the moment. I'm over at Maria's explaining why. Leave a comment there for the chance to win an ecopy of Up the Garden Path. Admittedly that's not quite as exciting as a book deal, but you don't need to write much to be in with a chance.


19 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for these links!! You're a star!

    Take care
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  2. You're proof those publishing contract contests work!

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    1. Proof it's possible to win them at least, Alex.

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  3. Thank you for sharing these links with us. Look forward to reading more of your amazing writing. I loved Escape to the country!

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    1. Thanks, Paula. Glad to know you liked it.

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  4. Thanks, Patsy, for the interesting competitions. Good Luck with your short stories and happy writing!

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  5. I still love that cover! It makes me smile. :)

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    1. Me too, Rachel. I like all my covers, but the first one is extra special.

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    1. Did you have to mention pudding, Tammy. I'm now craving treacle sponge and custard.

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  7. Thanks for the links, Patsy - I like that R and J comp. Great post on short stories - left a comment.

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  8. Ooh off to Maria's blog to see you now :-) x

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  9. Wow awesome contests, be fun to enter some hmmm

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  10. It is fun to have a go, Pat - and someone has to win.

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  11. Hi Patsy - the proof of the pudding is in giving it a try - and you certainly proved successful .. love the cover - cheers Hilary

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Thanks so much for commenting!