Curtis Brown First Novel Competition

(33 Posts)
HollowTalk Sat 14-Sep-19 12:01:37

Did anyone submit to this? Have you heard anything? I know someone who sent in an entry who's wondering whether the shortlist has been made yet.

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TrafalgarSquare Sun 27-Oct-19 14:00:39

Yes it was amazing.

Zilla1 Sun 27-Oct-19 13:48:59

Did anyone read the first 500 words of the winner?

thenewname Sat 28-Sep-19 08:57:17

Yes, I think I will nudge nicely on monday. Time to send out a raft of new submissions! And I think carry on with this book (yesterday I was all ‘what’s the POINT’ etc, haha).

sunshine987 Fri 27-Sep-19 22:09:02

So true, its a lot of entries and from what I read on twitter, it seemed that they spent ages making the final decision, so it could have been very very close.

Let's not lose heart, keep writing and remember it takes just one agent to love your work and want to publish it! smile

sunshine987 Fri 27-Sep-19 22:04:42

Hiya I think it might be good to give a gentle nudge, two months seems quite long x

TalentedMsRipley Fri 27-Sep-19 12:38:55

Me neither. But 3000 entries! (Pathetically, I was really chuffed last month when my short story was longlisted out of a mere 'nearly 300'.) 😩


IndefatigableMouse Fri 27-Sep-19 12:20:12

*there too

IndefatigableMouse Fri 27-Sep-19 12:20:01

Tricky, I’m not good at knowing when to nudge! I’ve got one there two but hasn’t been there that long yet

thenewname Fri 27-Sep-19 11:45:29

Oh dear I’m not either.

I have another full ms WITH a Curtis brown agent, one who was involved in the competition. She’s had it for two months with no reply, judging by query tracker she always responds. I didn’t want to chase her while i had this new entry in the comp... should I do that now do you think?

IndefatigableMouse Fri 27-Sep-19 11:20:09

Over 3000 entries so you can see how competitive it was. No shame in not placing.

IndefatigableMouse Fri 27-Sep-19 11:01:36

The longlist is up! (I’m not on it)

thenewname Fri 27-Sep-19 09:44:14

Are they putting the shortlist up on the website do you know?

sunshine987 Fri 27-Sep-19 07:36:20

Exactly guys, it would have been good just to have an email: 'thank you for your entry, but...' just for closure smile
Let's stay positive and keep writing xx remember all the rejections jk Rowling got!! shock

Take care everyone and all the best xx

TalentedMsRipley Fri 27-Sep-19 07:29:26

They could have released a long list though! To help give some people a little surge of joy. 😬

TalentedMsRipley Fri 27-Sep-19 07:01:10

There are lots of other competitions, if you Google. (Not always free!)

IndefatigableMouse Thu 26-Sep-19 23:22:41

Same here. Bah!

thenewname Thu 26-Sep-19 22:50:59

Eugh, I just went and found the tweet, and the Thursday news sounds pretty conclusive (someone had emailed them and asked them!)

Such a long straw but I feel so cast down!

TalentedMsRipley Thu 26-Sep-19 20:57:31

Ive long since given up thinking about. Even though I'm writing on this thread. 🤪

sunshine987 Thu 26-Sep-19 20:41:43

I think on twitter someone said it will come out today, but it does say September for the shortlist on their website which technically could include Monday too!

TalentedMsRipley Thu 26-Sep-19 19:46:40

Not me! Anyone else?

sunshine987 Thu 26-Sep-19 19:25:27

Hi just wondered if anyone has heard anything re this yet please?

sunshine987 Sat 21-Sep-19 10:12:36

that's so true!! smile

TalentedMsRipley Sat 21-Sep-19 07:52:01

Oooh..never look back at what you sent!

sunshine987 Sat 21-Sep-19 01:28:01

Happy to have found this thread-I entered too!
But I keep looking through what I sent, and finding more things I could/should have changed..:O

All the best to everyone here smile

IndefatigableMouse Fri 20-Sep-19 16:46:56

Oooh interesting!

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