Calling budding authors

The writing book: a practical guide for fiction writersA new debut novel competition has been launched by Janklow & Nesbit UK  in association with Mumsnet and Gransnet.
 
Users of Mumsnet and Gransnet are invited to submit the first 8,000 words of a novel, along with a 500-word outline of the remaining chapters by January 30th 2015. A shortlist will be selected, with the winner announced in March 2015.
 
As part of the competition, a one-day Get Published event will be held in London on Saturday 29th November, where writers will get a chance to meet Janklow & Nesbit agents, as well as editors and authors. There will be panel discussions and an opportunity to pitch directly to industry insiders.
 
Janklow & Nesbit UK said: “Mumsnet is a huge online community, generating over 60 million page views and over 13 million visits per month. We know from the success of their book club how engaged their members are and it feels like the perfect place to discover new talent.”
 
Justine Roberts, Mumsnet c.e.o. and founder said: “Mumsnet and Gransnets’ forums are teeming with great writing and shared stories. Joining forces with Janklow & Nesbit will give one talented user a substantial helping hand towards realising the dream prize of getting published and enabling their writing to reach a whole new audience.”

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5 thoughts on “Calling budding authors

  1. Reblogged this on Page by Page and commented:
    Wow.

    For first time authors, this may be something to look into.

    We would be interested in knowing who plans on participating! Keep us updated on what happens!

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