Every other Tuesday I will be compiling a list of competitions, courses and opportunities on offer for wannabe writers and those of you who might want to work in publishing. If you have a competition, course or opportunity you would like us to shout about send info to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can't see your comp here we're probably saving it for a later date!
And please, Novelicious readers, let us know how you get on! We'd love to hear your success stories...
There are some fantastic writing competitions running at the moment. Here are some ending soon...
~First up is one I don't really want to share. Myriad Edition's Writer's Retreat Competition closes shortly and has a great prize. The judges are an illustrious bunch so check out all the info here:
Deadline: February 1st 2013 (warning: entries are to be POSTED)
Prize: Retreat and discussions with the publishers.
~The annual Writer's and Artists Yearbook is always worth an enter. Fabulous prize and excellent kudos!
They want a 2,000 word short story on the theme of 'Freedom'.
Check out the info here: http://www.writersandartists.co.uk/competitions
Deadline: February 15th 2013
Prize: £500 and a place on an Arvon writing retreat
~The ITV/Lorraine Racy Reads contest is a must-enter for any aspiring bonkbuster writer. They're looking for the opening 1000 words of a saucy novel. Info at http://www.itv.com/lorraine/hottopics/introducing-racy-reads/
Deadline: January 28th 2013
Prize: Publication with Mills & Boon. Meeting with Jackie Collins
~Curtis Brown are running a new 6 month writing course for writers in February. You need to apply and have a handy pot of gold to hand but if this is you then check out the info here:
~Why don't you check out the Faber Academy? They have a whole range of excellent novel courses on offer. In April author Rowan Coleman will be running this one: http://www.faberacademy.co.uk/CourseInstances/Get-It-Written-April-2013-Rowan-Coleman-in-Bloomsbury-House
And if you can't wait that long why don't you check out Rowan's Twitter and Facebook pages on Mondays over as she will be running Writing Clinics every week. One of the many reasons why Rowan won Novelicious's prestigious Author-Tweeter of the Year Award in 2012!
~Paid Internship with Myriad Editions
Deadline for this one is 31st January but it sounds WONDERFUL.
We are looking for a new intern to work three days per week, starting on or around 25 February 2013. The internship is paid and initially for a period of three months, although this may be extended. The closing date for applications is 31 January 2013. For more details about the role and how to apply, please download the job description below.
Check out more info here: http://www.myriadeditions.com/home
(Image via Surachai here)