Saturday, 20 November 2010

Inkwell Opening Chapters Competition

Inkwell's aim is to get you published through workshops, and our critiquing, editing and manuscript assessment services. The Opening Chapters Competition is designed quite simply to get your ms read by the right people.

Patricia Deevy, senior editor at Penguin Ireland and Irish literary agent Ger Nichols of The Book Bureau are judging the competition. Writer Caren Kennedy whose book Fake Alibis has been optioned by Warners for a US TV serial will be assisting in compiling the longlist.

Enter the opening chapters (first 3000 words) of your novel (any genre - and it does not have to be finished, see the competition page for details).

First prize is Euro100 and a Meet the Inkwell Writers page in the Inkwell Cafe worth Euro 60, second prize Euro 75 and a Meet the Inkwell Writers page in the Inkwell Cafe. Crucially this competiton is all about the right people seeing your work.

The entry fee for each submission is Euro 10, and we are offering a critique of your chapters for Euro 60 saving you almost 10% on the normal price of a 3000 word critique when you enter the competition. Obviously if you've opted for a critique and you win, we'll refund the costs!

Link here

Deadline: 20 November 2010

Update 1 December 2010: Shortlist
Righteous Exposure - Mandy James 
Shoreditch - Geoff Moore 
People Beyond the Mountains - Geoff Moore  
Freefall - Peggie Biessman
 The Sea Between Us - Carole Craig
Finding Home - Carole Craig
Kaleidoscopes - Carolann Copland   
Now or Never - Louise Hogan 
The winner will be announced by 20th December!

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