Sunday, 29 April 2012

Crime pays £5,000

Stylist magazine have joined forces with publishers Faber and Faber to launch the career of a new crime writer.

The winning author of our fiction competition will have their debut novel published by Faber and Faber publishing house and will receive a book advance of £5,000. The runner-up will receive a place on a three-month writing course of their choice – worth up to £1,750 – at Faber Academy, Faber and Faber’s esteemed creative writing programme.
   Here’s an outline of the competition rules:
“To enter Stylist’s Crime Fiction Competition you will need to complete the first 6,000 words of your original crime or thriller novel. The novel must feature a female protagonist. Alongside this you will need to submit an outline, no longer than 300 words, to show how the story will develop but which doesn’t reveal the ending, plus a 250-word biography of the central character.”

Deadline: 12th July 2012 

the panel of judges includes bestselling crime author Ruth Rendell.

Entrants must live in the UK. (UK address!)

You can find full terms and conditions, plus the all-important entry form, on the Stylist website.


Anonymous said...

Aww, UK only competition :(

Plus, saw this in the Terms & Conditions:
"The winning author must commit to one exclusive photo-shoot and interview with Stylist along with a webchat/video for for the release of their debut novel and first press interview and photo shoot for every successive novel published, regardless of publisher."

The last line is a bit...? Good publicity I suppose, if you were to write successive novels.

Emerging Writer said...

Well spotted Eve, that's a bit of a tough contract I suppose...