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!
Deadline: 20 November 2010
Update 1 December 2010: Shortlist