Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Accent

Winning this novel writing competition will get you a publishing contract and a place on a writing retreat. It's for unpublished writers only.

I couldn't think of a suitable picture to illustrate this, which was a bit of an emergency, so I called in the police. One of the policemen had an accent, so it all worked out in the end.

Perhaps I need to go on some kind of retreat?

9 comments:

  1. I'm not sure my new novel will appeal to anyone at the moment, let alone a 'mainstream female market.' But thanks so much for posting this, a great opportunity x

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  2. When I was unpublished, this contest was exactly what I was looking for but couldn't find.

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  3. @ Petra - needs a little work does it? Mine too.

    @ Mac - I shall retreat into my fictional worlds.

    @Chrys - I'm not sure, but there seem to be more competitions than there used to be.

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  4. I knew about this one, Patsy but unfortunately I'm not eligible because I don't live in the UK. It is a shame that us Brits abroad are exempt from many of the fabulous opportunities in the UK. Oh well.... BUT if anyone is in need of a retreat, I can highly recommend Chez Castillon. That's where my writing career began and I will definitely be a repeat returner.

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  5. The police look like they are lost in the pic and so do the camels. Maybe they're arguing about where the retreat is. No it's this way.

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  6. Yes, why not?
    I went to a retreat eleven years ago and the effects were magical.

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  7. Thanks for the contest info. Go for the retreat idea!

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  8. @ Nicola - It seems odd to me that so many competitions are only open to residents of certain countries. Maybe they think they'll get less publicity from a foreign winner?

    @ Oscar - they looked quite impressive when they galloped up, but didn't do much after that.

    @Julia - I've got a trip coming up next month and intend to use that as a writing retreat.

    @ New Release books - I will, but my personal retreat this time.

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