Win a publishing deal, PLUS £1,000


17 August 2016
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Enter our exclusive competition to see your book published by The Book Guild, and earn £1,000

Want to see your book in print, and net a tasty advance too? We're giving one lucky WM reader the chance to win just that in this exclusive competition.

The winning author will see their book published in 2017 by our friends at The Book Guild, and get £1,000 cash, courtesy of the David St John Thomas Charitable Trust.

The Book Guild will provide a copyedit, cover design, full text design, and layout, one set of proofs, for author to check, ISBN allocation, bookshop sales representation, marketing to the trade and media and distribution to the book trade for one year.

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To enter, you must have a novel manuscript of 60,000-100,000 words finished and ready to go.

We need to see:
- The first chapter
- A one-line elevator pitch or tagline
- A 500 word synopsis of the entire story
- A brief account of your publishing and writing experience to date
- A 500 word plan of any promotional opportunities and how you see your book fitting into the marketplace