Got a novel in you? Here's your chance to get published

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KateMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 16-Oct-14 20:19:00

First novel competition: If you think you've got a novel in you, but despair of ever being published, stand by: in partnership with renowned literary agency Janklow & Nesbit, we're launching a fantastic competition for unpublished novelists.

Submit the first 8,000 words of your novel - Janklow & Nesbit guarantee to read every single entry. One enormous stumbling block to getting published is simply being noticed - so this really is an amazing opportunity.

The fantastic prize on offer is representation by J&N - setting you firmly on the path to publication: get details of how to enter here.

If you'd like to enter, but could use a bit of bespoke advice, we've organised a one-day Get Published course on Saturday 29 November 2014, where you'll have the chance to pick the brains of the Janklow agents and leading editors - and pick up tips from authors who've already broken through.

What are you waiting for?

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Haggisfish Thu 16-Oct-14 22:52:13

Amazeballs! Will get writing ASAP. Thanks mums net!

LineRunner Thu 16-Oct-14 23:08:25

Is this adult fiction only?

ArsenicChaseScream Fri 17-Oct-14 00:12:51

Submit the first 8,000 words of your novel - Janklow & Nesbit guarantee to read every single entry.


QueenVick Fri 17-Oct-14 04:57:44

Wow, amazing opportunity smile

TeaspoonAndAnOpenMind Fri 17-Oct-14 05:55:39

Brilliant. I have 7000 words of a first draft, this is a pretty good incentive to get my arse in gear and finish it.

starsandunicorns Fri 17-Oct-14 05:58:23

l i have 8000 word creative peice i used for my disatation always wanted to expand it off to explore


joanofarchitrave Fri 17-Oct-14 06:29:30

Justine, wiz zis competition you are really spoiling us.

ButchCassidy Fri 17-Oct-14 08:11:26

Wow. This is amazingsmile

ARGHtoAHHH Fri 17-Oct-14 08:24:38

Wow. Time to get my arse in gear.

DrankSangriaInThePark Fri 17-Oct-14 09:25:35

I have 60,000 words. (am just a gobby mare really)

If anyone sees me anywhere on MN between now and the closing date, could they boot my arse off it please?

Dwerf Fri 17-Oct-14 09:39:40

my problem with this is not not having the words, but which novel to send!

Dobble Fri 17-Oct-14 09:45:46

Oh how fabulous!

JadedAngel Fri 17-Oct-14 10:53:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HouseAtreides Fri 17-Oct-14 12:33:29

Like! I will smash through my writer's block.

Showy Fri 17-Oct-14 12:36:55

I have 30,000 words. What an opportunity.

TwelveLeggedWalk Fri 17-Oct-14 14:30:33

I have 25 words and a plot in my head! <rolls up sleeves>

olivespickledonions Fri 17-Oct-14 20:48:13

Question (sorry if it's a silly one): does the rest of the novel have to be completed?

ChampagneTastes Fri 17-Oct-14 21:08:44

Fabulous - now I have the beginnings of about three different novels. Can I enter them all? And do they have to be complete or can they simply be planned after the first 8,000 words?

Kleptronic Fri 17-Oct-14 23:35:59

Oooo. I have 8 words but they're bloody good.

joanofarchitrave Sat 18-Oct-14 07:57:37

Can't help feeling worried about the numbers - hope Janklow and Nesbit are prepared for a lot of entries. Do you have to be a member of Mumsnet from when the competition was announced? Imagining a huge tsunami of new members for this otherwise.

LurcioAgain Sat 18-Oct-14 17:10:53

Marking place!

elfycat Sat 18-Oct-14 18:51:11

Time to edit... Just as NaNoWriMo is starting. Oh well I like being busy.

Guilianna Sat 18-Oct-14 20:37:03

Hang on, isn't this basically a standard sub? or are they saying they don't normally read their subs? Am I missing something?

Shockers Sat 18-Oct-14 23:34:46

Marking place.

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