Opportunity for budding author from Richard and Judy

Judy Finnigan and Richard Madeley launch their autumn book clubRichard and Judy are launching a national competition to find a new bestselling author alongside their Autumn Book Club.

The ‘Search for a Bestseller’ competition will be looking for first time authors to submit the first 10,000 to 12,000 words of a novel, of any genre, aimed at adults. Richard and Judy want something brand new and are asking entrants to submit their novel via their Book Club website www.richardandjudy.co.uk/beabestseller by 1st January 2014, along with a synopsis of the rest of the book. More information

Richard and Judy will lead the selection process, along with editors at the book’s future publisher Quercus, plus experts from literary agency Furniss Lawton. The winning writer will receive a publishing deal worth £50,000 from Quercus for the rights to sell their novel around the world

The Richard and Judy Book Club website  which launched this summer, will continue to offer readers a forum to exchange thoughts with both Richard and Judy and the authors themselves.

To help inspire budding authors to enter their competition, Richard and Judy have also asked some of their favourite writers to share the lessons they’ve learnt over the years on the website – on the news section, for further tips and advice and follow the Book Club’s Twitter and Facebook pages for regular updates.

The Search for a Bestseller competition begins on 29 August 2013 and ends on 1 January 2014. For full terms and conditions please visit: www.richardandjudy.co.uk/beabestseller