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Win a publishing deal in Quercus and Psychologies magazine's writing competition

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The competition is for a debut psychological thriller by an unpublished writer

The winning writer will receive a publication deal with Quercus with a £5,000 advance, and literary representation by David Higham Associates.

Shortlisted entrants will be offered a writen report on their submission.

Stefanie Bierwerth, publisher at Quercus, said: ‘We’re looking for a new writer with an original voice and a fast-paced, commercial story. A truly gripping psychological thriller must be immersive, relatable and, most importantly, pack a killer twist.’

To enter, send the first 5,000 words of a an unpublished crime or thriller novel between 75,000 and 130,000 words, a 1,000-word synopsis and an entry form, which may be found in the latest issue of Psychologies magazine.

Entry is free. The closing date is 6 October.

For full details, see the website.

 

 

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