The Morning Show Write a Bestseller Competition is back!
Do you dream of writing a novel? Then now is the time to put down the coffee mug and brave the computer. ‘The Morning Show with Sybil & Martin' have teamed up once again with Poolbeg Press, Ireland's leading publishing house, to offer aspiring writers the chance of a lifetime - to see your novel published and on bookshelves around the country.
In 2011 Howth Mum of two Siobhan McKenna saw her life change overnight when she won our Write a Bestseller competition, could you be next to follow in her footsteps?
Simply click on the link below for an application form and to find out all the competition details. Also stay tuned to The Morning Show over the coming weeks when top authors will be offering their advice on everything from plot devices to writing exciting dialogue.
So what are you waiting for? The journey to find Ireland's next big author starts here.
Entrants must submit a previously unpublished work that is original to the author. This can be adult fiction or non-fiction.
Submissions must be between 100,000 - 120,000 words in length and must be accompanied by a 1 page synopsis of the novel and a completed application form. Application forms are available for download here.
Only completed, printed manuscripts will be accepted. Please also submit a copy of the manuscript on CD in Word format.
Manuscripts must be unbound and typewritten. Please ensure submissions are printed on one side of the page only. Manuscripts must also be double line spaced and all pages must be numbered.
Do NOT send the original manuscript of your work as manuscripts will NOT be returned or acknowledged
Applicants can enter only once.
Closing date for the competition is close of business on Friday the 26th of April 2013; manuscripts after this date will not be accepted.
The winner will be selected by Poolbeg Press and The Morning Show with Sybil & Martin.
The prize is a one-book publishing contract with Poolbeg Press
Winner will be announced on The Morning Show with Sybil & Martin in June 2013 and published by Poolbeg Press in Autumn 2013.
The winner of the competition must be available for publicity and media engagements following the announcement of the winner of the competition.
The decision of the judges is final.
MANUSCRIPTS SHOULD BE SENT TO:
The Morning Show Write a Bestseller Competition,
Poolbeg Press, 123 Grange Hill, Baldoyle , Dublin 13