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*UPDATE JUNE 6TH 2012*
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*UPDATE JUNE 1ST 2012*
All of the Undiscovered entries have now been showcased! You can read our fabulous top 20 here.
Voting will now open on June 6th, due to the long Bank Holiday weekend and close on June 20th
The winners will still be announced on the 26th!
Novelicious has teamed up with Avon (HarperCollins) and Books and the City (Simon & Schuster UK) to bring you the chick lit event of the year!
Think you could be the next Jane Green, Marian Keyes or Sophie Kinsella? Believe you have the talent to become Britain’s Next Chick Lit Star? Want the chance to win a host of AMAZING prizes? If the answer is yes, then Novelicious Undiscovered is the competition for you…
This year there will be two main awards up for grabs:
The People’s Choice Award Winner
The top twenty entries as judged by the Novelicious team will be put to a public vote in June. The entrant with the most votes will win the following:A full manuscript critique with Avon Commissioning Editor Caroline Hogg over tea and cake in their London offices. Your chance to get feedback on your novel and ask any questions you have about publishing.
A £50 voucher for writersgifts.co.uk
An introduction to and entry critique from top UK Literary Agent, Diane Banks of Diane Banks Associates Ltd
A selection of 10 Avon Titles
A Kindle ebook reader (provided by Idealo)
The Books and The City Choice Award Winner
The Books and The City Choice winner will be chosen from the top twenty entries by the Fiction Editorial department at Simon & Schuster UK. Their choice will win the following:
A full manuscript feedback from the editorial team at Simon & Schuster
Author Mentoring and meeting with Sunday Times Bestselling author of RSVP Helen Warner
A £50 voucher from writersgifts.co.uk
The entry with the second highest number of votes will win the following:
A full manuscript critique from the Novelicious Editor
HOW TO ENTER
By entering this competition you are deemed to have read and accepted the full Terms and Conditions
- Please send no more than the first 3000 words of your chick lit novel as a word attachment (name the attachment as the title of your book) to email@example.com
- Please don’t include your name or any personal details in the attachment
- Email Subject Line should be – Undiscovered – Your Name – The Name Of Your Book
- In the body of your entry email please tell us the following:
- Your Name
- Your address (you must be a UK or Ireland resident!)
- The word count of your entry
- In order to keep you updated with Undiscovered and general Novelicious updates, we would like to add your email address to our mailing list (don’t worry, your email address is for our eyes only.) Please tell us in your email if you do not wish to be added to the Novelicious mailing list.
- Short Stories will not be accepted
- Entrants must not be under contract with a publisher, or signed with an agent at the time of entry
- Entries must not have been previously published digitally or in print
- Closing Date for entries is 3rd April (see below for the full order of events)
ORDER OF EVENTSFeb 14th Novelicious Undiscovered opens for entriesApril 3rd Closing date for entriesApril 24th Top 20 entries are announcedMAY Top 20 entries are showcased on Novelicious.comJune 6th – June 20th Top 20 are opened to a public voteJune 26th The winners of Undiscovered are announced!
OTHER BITS AND PIECES
If you know of any blogs, writing groups or websites that might be interested in Novelicious Undiscovered 2012 please do pass on the details. The official press release for the competition can be found here as a webpage, or you can Download it as a Word Document
The official blog/website badge can be grabbed here
Any queries can be put in the comments section at the bottom of this page
GOOD LUCK FROM ALL OF US AT NOVELICIOUS!
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