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MTWTFSS Sat 19-Mar-16 06:45:46

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3499769/Your-chance-novelist-thinks-ve-got-bestseller-prove-Send-start-masterpiece-winner-gets-book-deal-20-000-advance.html

evrybuddy Sat 19-Mar-16 11:54:48

Thanks for that - I'm on for it!

Across the country, 100s of old rejected novels are tipped out of forgotten drawers... and enveloped up, again.

Naicehamshop Mon 21-Mar-16 22:12:10

Yes - saw this and am definitely entering! Hopefully it will give me a bit of a push to get on with finishing my first draft.

RidingRossPoldark Sat 18-Jun-16 18:49:21

Has anyone heard anything? I submitted on a whim the day before the deadline by speed post-wondering if the winners have been notified yet so I can shut down my pipe dreams 😀😀

RidingRossPoldark Sat 18-Jun-16 18:51:42

Wonder what happened to the Janklow Nesbitt man come winners-are they published yet I wonder?

RidingRossPoldark Sat 18-Jun-16 18:52:33

MN comp bloody autocorrect

RidingRossPoldark Wed 22-Jun-16 21:52:23

Hmm, prompted by the gransnet competition furore, checked the T and Cs of this and not looking that great but at least there's the option to bow out:

Publication is subject to the winner entering into a contract with Century, an imprint of the Publisher. This will afford an exclusive licence to the Publisher, permitting the editing, adapting, publishing and licencing of all or part of the novel in all editions, formats (including print and electronic), in all languages and territories globally and setting out all applicable financial details including a net advance of £20,000 (the gross figure, before the deduction of the agency commission contemplated below, being £23,000) on completion and acceptance (by Publisher) of the complete manuscript and providing the Publisher with an option over a second book. Should entrants not want to grant these rights they should not submit materials. In the event an agreement cannot be reached, as regards the contract, within 30 days of the discussions commencing, the winner shall instead be awarded the substitute prize.

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