Competition: get your novel published
Ever dreamed of seeing your novel in print? Now's your chance! Good Housekeeping has teamed up with Orion Books and a top literary agent to make it happen for one talented reader.
We all have a novel in us, but getting it from inside your head to the printed page isn't always easy. Good Housekeeping has teamed up with Orion Books and top literary agent Luigi Bonomi to offer one lucky GH reader the chance to see their novel in print.
First prize is to see your novel published by Orion Books, plus a £25,000 advance. We also have three fantastic Advent Monza C1 laptops available for the runners up,complete with Microsoft Office Starter. We're looking for any genre of fiction - from family saga to thriller - except children's literature.
Send in a full synopsis, two pages at most, and 5,000 words of the novel, or a single chapter if it runs to more than 5,000 words (but please keep it under 10,000). You don't have to have the whole novel finished in order to enter. Also, enclose a 100-word mini biography of yourself and a completed copy of the form below:
Good Housekeeping Novel Competition Entry Form
- Kate Mosse has written two non fiction books, two plays and five novels. As co-founder of the Orange Prize for fiction and co-director of the Chichester Writing Festival she is a keen champion of new literary talent.
- Luigi Bonomi is a top literary agent with 28 years' experience in publishing. Luigi's clients include bestselling novelist Josephine Cox. He's well known for plucking future successes from the 'slush' pile!
- Kate Mills is the Fiction Publishing Director at Orion Books and has published a host of bestselling authors including Erica James, Veronica Henry, Anthony Horowitz and Julia Gregson.
- Lindsay Nicholson has been Good Housekeeping's Editorial Director for nearly 13 years and is author of the memoir, Living On The Seabed. She's looking forward to finding the next literary star among GH readers.
Entries must be sent by post to: GOOD HOUSEKEEPING COMPETITION, Orion Books, Orion House, 5 Upper St Martin's Lane, London WC2H 9EA We're sorry, but we can't accept manuscripts sent directly to Good Housekeeping.
The Terms and Conditions
The book must be fiction in any genre, apart from children's literature. The competition is open to writers who have never had a novel published before and who are not already signed to a literary agent (self published authors may enter, provided it is a different work). Only one entry is permitted per person. Please enclose a printed version of your entry, printed double spaced in 12pt type on A4 paper, along with the entry form. We're sorry we can't accept entries submitted by mail and we are unable to return manuscripts. All entries must be received by 31 March 2012. Details of the winner will be published in Good Housekeeping in our August 2012 issue. An interview and book extract will appear upon publication. Winners must agree to be interviewed for a feature in Good Housekeeping magazine in our August 2012 issue. Hearst Magazines UK reserves the right not to award the prize if we do not receive any entries of a publishable standard. Entrants must be UK residents.
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