Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Live in Yorkshire? Aged 18-30?

A year or so ago one of my stories, 'Imagination Avenue', was published in a short story anthology called 'The Route Book at Bedtime'. It's a gorgeous book and Route are fantastic, highly respected, publishers. They're currently working with the Arts Council to offer a book deal to 'Yorkshire's next great literary talent'.

As they say on their website:

"Route proposes to offer a publishing contract to the best of the new crop of writers and are looking for a novel or novella of between 30,000-80,000 words. Authors aged 18-30 who are living in Yorkshire should:
  • Submit a synopsis, a sample text up to 10,000 words plus a brief biography and covering letter
  • Send it by post to: Route Young Author, PO Box 167, Pontefract, WF8 4WW.
  • The deadline for submissions is 31 May 2011.

Submissions will be assessed by a panel of readers and shortlisted submissions will be requested to send in the full manuscript after the closing date.

The winning entry will be offered a publishing deal and will be supported editorially to turn their manuscript into a published book."

For more details go here: http://www.route-online.com/submissions

2 comments:

Bernadette said...

If only I were younger, and further north and had a book written...

Congrats on the Vietnam sale!

Karen said...

Well I USED to live in Yorkshire, but can no longer claim to be 18-30, sadly!