Saturday, 13 July 2013

Two competitions

Whether you like writing long or short stuff, there's always a suitable competition for your work. Here are two from the extremes:

The Bath Novel Award  - Send the first 5000 words of your novel plus synopsis, by end February 2014 (so there is loads of time!) Top prize is £1000, and the judge is a literary agent, so there's more to be won if she really likes your work.

If you can't face writing a novel, how about writing a single line? Fleeting Books are running a competition to find a brilliant new rule for writers. Something along the lines of  "Write drunk, edit sober" (Hemingway) or "There's a word for a writer who never gives up: Published" (J A Konrath). Send in your own pearls of wisdom by 31st July for a chance to be included in a new book 'No Cheap Tricks', invites to launch dos plus £100 cash.


3 comments:

Suzanne Ross Jones said...

Thank you for the links. x

Dolores Doolittle said...

Exciting links, and how wonderful to have the option of a splendid slow ponder or a thrilling snappy fortnight's deadline.

Thank you, Womag

Me-Time Tales said...

I wonder what themes attract competition judges these days? Even though subject is open there are probably preferences. eg other country/world settings . . .