Yes, we know that it’s only August, but our minds are already racing forward to the holiday period and to seasonally festive stories. So we’re launching the Winter Wonderland Competition!
We’re looking for books of any length, which have a Christmas, Hanukkah or New Year theme in them (and, of course, some kind of romance!). We’re open to all kinds of stories from people of all backgrounds anywhere around the world – if you’re not sure if your plot fits the competition, please get in touch on Twitter or Facebook.
The prize is a three-book contract with HarperImpulse and afternoon tea at Fortnum and Mason in London. If you are unable to make the afternoon tea (we know that a lot of our readers and writers are overseas!), a hamper of wonderful Fortnum and Mason treats will be sent to you, wherever you are in the world.
The closing date for entries is midnight GMT 16th October 2013. Please send all entries to firstname.lastname@example.org and add ‘Winter Wonderland submission’ to the e-mail subject header. We are only looking for one entry per person. Please also include a brief covering note about yourself and the submission. Submission guidelines and other FAQ, including information about royalties and formats can be found here.
Your submission must be your own, original work and in English. The competition will be judged by Kimberley Young and Charlotte Ledger and their decisions are final.
We have already put a call out on Facebook and Twitter for this, so if you have already submitted, don’t worry! Your story will be automatically entered.
We will try to be in touch with everyone who is not successful, but please be advised that this is not always possible due to the volume of submissions we receive.
We can’t wait to read your stories! Good luck!