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Writing Magazine and QuoScript Novel Writing Competition December 2020

This competition is now closed. 

Writing Magazine and QuoScript Novel Writing Competition December 2020 Terms and Conditions of Entry

QuoScript are delighted to be working with Writing Magazine to offer adult crime fiction and YA fiction authors the opportunity to win a publishing contract. The competition runs to the beginning of December and is open to previoulsy published and unpublished authors. Two runners-up will be offered advice and support on how to making their writing more publishable. This will take the form of a telephone ‘author surgery’ call.

Entry is free.

Terms and Conditions of Entry:

Key submission Information

Submission deadline: 28th February 2021
Submit your book synopsis, a covering letter telling us more about you and the first chapter of your novel only.
Submit by emailing us at and stating Writing Competition in your email subject header.
Please include your contact details and telephone number in your email.
State clearly if your novel is adult crime fiction or YA fiction.
The competition is open to both unpublished and previously published authors.

Judging Process

If the QuoScript judges like what you have written, we shall invite you to send us your entire manuscript for a second round of assessment.
Submissions will be assessed by two Directors of QuoScript and an independent editor. The assessment team’s decisions will be final. We will not enter into correspondence about our choices.

Terms and Conditions

Submissions must be received on or before midnight 28th February 2021 GMT time-zone.
Standard publishing rules apply: submissions must be wholly your own work, not contain obscene or libellous material, or derive from the work of other authors. Any submissions that contravene these rules will be automatically disqualified.
If we invite you to send a draft of the whole book, we shall send you a contract stating that QuoScript has first refusal of publication. You will be required to undertake not to send it to another publisher before giving QuoScript first right to publish.
Please note that an invitation to submit the final draft does not automatically guarantee that we will publish the book. We shall of course “release” the text back to you if we decide not to publish.
Entrants retain the copyright of any works entered into the challenge.
By registering for this competition the winner and two runners-up agree to participate in marketing activities relating to this competition, primarily on QuoScript’s website and social media platforms.
Winners and runners-up will be announced after the whole manuscript has been submitted and accepted it for publication.
If the winners do not submit a full manuscript within the time-line agreed with the judges we reserve the right to offer the prize to another competition entrant or decline to re-offer to any entrants.
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