Wednesday, 27 April 2016
Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller 2016 #seanocarolan.com #writing #contest #competition
The Richard and Judy Book Club – the biggest book club in Britain – is widely relied upon by readers to provide an abundance of writing talent a chance to shine, from debut novelists to highly acclaimed authors. Nearly six years after they first teamed up with WHSmith to launch the book club, reading, reviewing and discovering new authors has remained something that the couple are truly passionate about.
And so this year Richard and Judy have launched a lucrative competition to find a first-time author with the potential to become a bestselling writer. ‘Search for a Bestseller’, supported by WHSmith, will be accepting manuscripts from unpublished authors from 10th March 2016 – 31st May 2016. Richard and Judy will then be leading the selection process, helped by editors and agents, to choose a winner who will receive a £50,000 publishing deal with Bonnier Zaffre and specialist advice from literary agency Furniss Lawton.
Richard Madeley commented: “Judy and I are so excited to host the “search for a bestseller” competition, it gives us a chance to keep doing what we both love- reading and discovering a fantastic title for our devoted Book Club audience. We can’t wait to read the submissions!”
To enter Search for a Bestseller, aspiring authors must submit 10,000 words of original fiction aimed at adults, as well as a synopsis of the full novel, via the entry form below. Scroll down for the full terms and conditions, FAQs and to submit your manuscript via our entry form. Good luck!
A Letter from Richard and Judy
If there’s one thing we’ve discovered in picking winning titles for our Richard and Judy Book Club, it is just how many fantastic new writers are out there. Since forming the club with WHSmith, we are proud to have launched the careers of a host of exciting debut authors. We were also delighted with the well deserved success of the first winner of our Search for a Bestseller competition Tracy Rees – author of the Sunday Times bestseller Amy Snow.
So now it could be your turn to see your book in print. Together with publisher Bonnier Zaffre, and WHSmith, we’re on the hunt for talented new writers, and when we find one of them we’re going to put them firmly on the road to a £50,000 publishing deal.
To enter, submit 10,000 words plus a detailed synopsis of your novel by 31 May 2016.
Are You our next bestseller? We want to meet you.