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Unbound Press Best Novel Award

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for U.S. Writers

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U.K. Writing Competitions

Entry Fee | Fiction |
DEADLINE 30th November 2012 Friday  
ENTRY FEE £ 25 - € 30 - $ 40
PRIZE £ 1,000




Closing Date: November 30, 2012
Shortlisted entries will be notified no later than January 31, 2013
1st Prize – £1000
2nd Prize – £500
3rd Prize – £250

Entry fee (per entry): £25 or €30 or $40
Competition Guidelines

We ask that you submit the first 10,000 words of your novel for consideration. This is just a guideline. If you find that you need to go over or under this guideline to reach a natural stopping point, like a chapter ending or a section break, that’s acceptable.
Shortlisted entrants will be notified no later than January 31, 2013 at which time you will be asked to supply the balance of your novel. Our goal is to announce the winners no later than March, 2013.
There is no theme. All styles and genres are welcome.
Multiple entries are accepted but must be accompanied with an entry fee.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted but please let us know as soon as possible if your entry has been accepted elsewhere or won/placed in another writing competition. Entry fees will not be refunded in this case.
Entries may be submitted via email or post. Entries submitted via email must be attached in the form of a Word (doc) or Rich Text Format (rtf). Entries submitted via post must be printed on standard-size paper and double-spaced. Entries sent via post will not be returned (please don’t send your only copy).
Please be kind when formatting and adhere to general rules of courtesy (i.e. 12pt standard font, double-spaced, pages numbered).
Your name, email address or any other distinguishing names should not appear in the body of your novel. For example, please don’t put your name and email address in the header or footer. It is fine to include the title of your submission.
Submissions must be entrant’s own original work and must be previously unpublished (if your work has appeared in an online workshop or a member’s only writer’s chat – etc – it is eligible for this competition).
International submissions are welcomed but all entries must be written in English.
As a condition of submitting, the author must hold the copyright of the entry. If the entry is successful Unbound Press will have one time publicatiopn rights. Copyright remains with the author.
Entries will be judged anonymously and all decisions are final.
ABOUT PUBLICATION! Please note that ALL entries will be considered for publication but publication is NOT offered as part of the prize. This is an excellent opportunity for your work to be read by industry professionals but, please be clear on this point, the Unbound Press Best Novel Award offers a cash prize only.

How to Enter

You have two options: Online and Postal

Online Entry

You may submit your entry(ies) via email and pay the entry fee(s) online via PayPal. You do NOT need a PayPal account to use this option. Click the appropriate button below and you’ll be re-directed to a secure PayPal shopping cart. Please notice that you have the option to pay online in GBP (£), EURO (€) and USD ($). If you wish to enter more than one submission you will be given the opportunity to change the quantity on the PayPal shopping cart.
If you do not wish to pay online you may still submit your entry via email and send a cheque via the post. We can only accept cheques for GBP £ from a UK bank. Please make cheques payable to ‘Unbound Press’ and post to: Unbound Press, PO Box 16864, Glasgow, Scotland G11 9DJ.

Once you have a receipt/transaction number submit your entry via email to: unboundpress@gmail.com
Be sure to cut and paste your PayPal receipt/transaction number into the body of the email (or let me know that payment has been sent via post)
State the competition category in the subject line of your email
In the body of the email please include the following:

Name
Postal Address
Title of Entry and Word Count
PayPal Receipt/Transaction Number

Don’t forget to attach your novel! Atachments must be in the form of a Word(doc) or Rich Text Format (rtf). It would also help if the document name is the title of your novel.

Postal Entry

Entries submitted via post should be printed on standard-size paper and double-spaced. Please adhere to common formatting (such as 12pt font, Times New Roman – or similar standard font – double-spaced). We do not reject entries based on varied formatting but we do appreciate standard style.
Entries sent via email will not be returned. Please do not send your only copy.
If you do not have an email address or you wish to receive hard-copy confirmation that we received your entry, please include a SASE or postcard.
Postal submissions should be accompanied by a cheque from a UK bank made out to ‘Unbound Press’. We can only accept cheques in GBP (£).
Postal submissions should be accompanied by a coversheet stating the following:

Name
Postal Address
Title of Entry and Word Count
Email address (if available)

If you are more comfortable using a Competition Entry Form, please feel free to click the button below, print and submit with your postal entry.

http://unboundpress.files.wordpress.c ... ompetition-entry-form.pdf

Announcement of Winners
Winners and runners-up will be notified by email after the closing date and results posted on the Unbound Press website.

http://unboundpress.com/
http://unboundpress.com/competitions/ ... d-press-best-novel-award/

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