Richard and Judy’s Search for a Bestseller
Introducing the fantastic Search for a Bestseller Competition. YOUR chance to win a £50,000 publishing deal for your debut novel!
Introducing Search for a Bestseller
Dear friends, booklovers and potential bestselling authors,
If there’s one thing we’ve discovered in picking winning titles for the Richard & Judy Book Club, it’s just how many talented new writers are out there. Since forming the Book Club, we are proud to have helped launch the careers of a growing list of exceptionally gifted debut authors.
Which gave us an idea. We’re going a step further – and it’s a big step.
Together with Quercus (Stieg Larsson’s publishers), WHSmith, and leading literary agency Furniss Lawton, we’re actively searching for talented new writers. When we find our favourite, we’re going to put them firmly on the road to success – with a £50,000 publishing deal.
So we’re looking for a brand new novel, of any genre, aimed at adults. You should submit the first 10,000 to 12,000 words to us by 1st January 2014, along with an outline of the rest of the novel (not more than 1,000 words please). We would also like you to tell us about yourself in a biography of up to 500 words.
For more details, FAQs and Terms and Conditions, click on the button below. You will need to fill out the form you find there – attaching your submission of course!
We confidently expect to shortly be reading a future bestseller.
For tips on how to get started, we’ve asked some of our favourite writers to share the lessons they’ve learnt over the years with you, and we will regularly be updating Facebook.com/rjbestseller with further tips and advice. Keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages for regular updates.