Monday 22 June 2015

Impress Prize #Writinf #Contest #Competition

Submissions must be received no later than 26 June 2015.

Entries should comprise of a book proposal and a sample chapter of no more than 6,000 words.

The proposal should include the following information:

- Name and contact details of author (including email, mobile number and landline number)

- Author biography

- Rationale for publishing the book

- Synopsis and/or contents

- Market readership

- Illustrations (if appropriate) and proposed length.

The sample chapter should be:

- Written in English

- Printed in 12pt typeface

- Double spaced on single-sided A4 sheets

- Maximum 6,000 words long

- Developed such that it can be published in the following year.

Terms and Conditions

Online entry costs £15 per submission.

You must be 16 years of age and over to enter the Impress Prize for New Writers.

The Impress Prize for New Writers is open to writers of any nationality writing in English. There are no restrictions on style.

The Prize is open to writers of fiction and non-fiction, however it does exclude poetry.

Impress Prize entrants must not have had a full work published by any publishing company, both academic and commercial. This does not include self-published works with an ISBN number or chapters/short stories in an anthology or text book.

By entering the Impress Prize you confirm that the entry is your own work and that the rights are not owned by anyone other than yourself either in e-book or printed form.

You can enter as many different entries as you wish. Please note that each submission is subject to a separate entry fee.

Impress Books reserves the right to reasonably refuse an entry if it is submitted after the closing deadline.

Impress Books reserves the right to disqualify any entry if it has reasonable grounds to believe that the entrant has breached any of these rules.

Impress Prize entries cannot be altered or changed after they have been entered into the competition.

The Impress Prize panel’s verdict is final. No correspondence or discussion will be entered into once the shortlist has been announced.

Impress Books reserves the right to edit the winning entry of the Impress Prize once a publishing contract has been negotiated and signed by both parties.

Impress Books has first refusal on purchasing the worldwide publishing rights in all languages of the winning entry.

By submitting an entry to the Prize you grant Impress Books the right to advertise your name and the title of your entry on the Impress Prize website if you are shortlisted.

The winner of the Impress Prize for New Writers is deemed by way of entering the competition to have granted Impress Books worldwide licence over their Impress Prize entry for publicity purposes thereafter. Selected pieces may appear in electronic format on the Impress Books and Impress Prize websites, or in other electronic forms.

Impress Books cannot accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any entrant entering the Impress Prize for New Writers competition.

Impress Books will act in accordance with current UK data protection legislation in relation to your personal data. All personal data entered on this site is secure.

By submitting your entry and paying the fee, you acknowledge and accept the above terms and conditions.

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