Thursday, 20 March 2014
Golden Opportunity - Historic House Short Story & The Write Time Competitions
If you have ever wanted to be a published author, then here is a golden opportunity that you won’t want to miss. Publisher Corazon Books has launched a writing competition for the over 50s, in partnership with Mature Times.
“The Write Time” competition offers the winner a two-year digital publishing contract, with full editorial and marketing support, and a generous royalty on all sales.
IF you happen to win then you'll be in good company as Corazon publishes novels by best-selling authors; some of their recent publications include a Top Ten ebook on Amazon, and the first ebook edition of the romantic suspense novel The Property of a Gentleman by “Queen of Storytellers” Catherine Gaskin.
They are looking for compelling fiction for adults from a previously unpublished author over the age of 50. For the purposes of the competition, “previously unpublished” is defined as a writer who has never had a publishing contract for a short story collection, novella or full-length novel, which offered royalties and did not require any payment from the writer. So, even if you have self-published your writing, you are still eligible to enter.
Entry to the competition is free, but writers must include an entry code which they can find on the Mature Times website at:
Work can be submitted in the genres of family saga, historical, medical, mystery and suspense, and romance (contemporary or historical).
For the first round of the competition, entrants should send a 200-500 word synopsis and the first three chapters of their novel/novella. Entrants who pass this first round of submissions will be asked to send the complete novel in September this year. The winner will be announced in November.
Visit www.greatstorieswithheart.com/the-write-time for full details and to enter.
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