To celebrate the 2014 Writing & Self-Publishing Open Day, Kobo Writing Life and SilverWood Books are delighted to announce an exciting new writing competition.
The Open Day Writing Competition is geared towards original, unpublished or self-published, fictional, English language manuscripts. The manuscript submitted must be the entrant’s own work, and the entrant must own the copyright to all work in its entirety.
One Winner and one Runner Up will be selected by a dedicated review panel on the basis of the combined strength of the synopsis and the single chapter submitted.
The First Prize will be a SilverWood-produced ebook published with KWL. The Runner Up will receive a new Kobo Aura H2O as prize.
Entrants are to submit a single page synopsis (no longer than 500 words) of the plot of the book they would like to publish along with first chapter (no longer than 5,000 words). Entries must be submitted as a single Word document containing synopsis and first chapter with page 1 being the title page containing the entrant’s full contact details, title of work and author name.
To enter the competition and submit your manuscript please use this form
The deadline to enter the Open Day Writing Competition is on December 31st, 2014
Authors can read here the full Terms and Conditions of the Open Day Writing Competition
SilverWood Books provides self-funding authors with professional publishing services – expertly produced print and ebooks, designed, formatted and finished to the highest publishing industry standards. SilverWood works with a range of individual authors and organisations, including poets, novelists, financial institutions, mainstream authors and charitable enterprises.
SilverWood’s ebook conversion service ensures that each book is carefully laid out and formatted by hand (taking care to preserve features which can be lost in auto-conversion, such as page breaks, indents, italic or bold text, and correct line spacing). Files can be passed directly to the author for upload to Kobo Writing Life. Hardback and paperback editions are prepared and published with the same care and expertise as they would be in a mainstream publishing house. For more information please visit www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk.