2016 UoG Novel Writing Contest Officially Opens to Submissions!

1 May

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With all this poetry fun going on, what with the forthcoming Cheltenham Poetry Festival and various other events, we figured our prose writers might be feeling a bit left out.  Well, fear not: it’s that time of year again.  Our annual UoG Novel Writing Contest is now open to submissions.  Run in association with Becky Thomas of the Johnson & Alcock Literary Agency, the contest has become a highlight of the UoG calendar and represents an ideal opportunity to make an industry contact and kickstart your writing career.  Any student studying with us (BA, MA, or PhD) is welcome to submit, and the shortlist of six will be selected by our in-house judges.  These are then forwarded to Becky, who picks her three finalists, each of which receives a cash prize and Becky’s professional critique.  So what are you waiting for?  Check out our guidelines page and main contest page.  And don’t worry: you have two full months to get your chapter (3,000 words) and synopsis (1,000 words) into shape, as the contest is open to submissions until July 1st.

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