Friday, 4 December 2015

Hay!

Do you have literary talent and need financial support to complete your novel? If so, and you've not published a full length novel, but have written at least 20,000 words of one, you can enter this competition.

The prize involves having Ian McEwan recognise your talent at the Hay Festival as well as £10,000 so if you can enter, I really think you should.

Here are some sheep for those of us who can't enter. They're to encourage the sort of sweet dreams which will be experienced by those who do have a try as they await the results.


20 comments:

  1. Hi Patsy - sounds a good 'hay' competition to enter ... I imagine the Hay Festival is jam-packed ... no novel being written ... so I think I'll have a zizz on the hay rick! Cheers Hilary

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    1. I'm sure the festival would be interesting to attend, Hilary - but agree very little writing is likely to get done during it.

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  2. Awesome competition, that I sadly can't enter. :-P

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    1. Sorry, Misha - hope you'll be able to try some of those coming up soon.

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  3. I do like sheep. From growing up reading lots of James Herriott... =)

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    1. Sheep are quite nice - generally. I met an angry one once.

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  4. That's a great comp, but I don't qualify. I like the sheep photo though.

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  5. Hay, that looks good, and my self published book is short stories, not a novel, so may have a go.

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    1. Just noticed, it is a full length book, so maybe not.

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    2. Hats and the sequel are full length though.

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  6. Thanks, Patsy. There are loads of comps for finished novels but none for unfinished. Wonderful find!

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    1. Hope that means you're going to give it a go, Charlie?

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  7. Thanks for the info, Patsy and thanks for the delightful pic. I miss home when I see a picture like this. My mom's house is set in an idyllic country landscape and I love to visit when its lambing season. There are sheep all around and quite often they do venture into my mom's back garden. Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Maybe I should move to the Bahamas or somewhere sunny so I can enter the comp. Germany, unfortunately doesn't qualify :( But what a wonderful event for new writers. Wishing all entries lots of luck.

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    2. With the weather we're having here, I'm quite tempted to move somewhere sunny too!

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