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Luck plays a very large part in most writers journeys to publication. Luck, and timing. 

If I hadn’t chosen to attend a lecture by Jack Shepherd (of Teacher, Teacher fame) when attending the Winchester Writers’ Conference I would never of heard about the Daily Mail First Novel Award. Talk about getting in by the skin of my teeth: the closing date was only two days later!

This year, the big prize money is being offered by Amazon. If you are an unpublished or self-published novelist, are over the age of 13, and have a completed manuscript of between 80,000 and 150,000, I can’t think why you wouldn’t want to enter. 

Find out more about the Breakthrough Novel Award here



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  1. Please share away!

    Comment by jane on April 2, 2013 at 3:47 pm