Corvus, the women’s fiction imprint at Atlantic Books, is on the hunt for a new romantic novelist and will launch a talent scouting competition in September in conjuction with book discovery website Lovereading.co.uk.
The LoveAtFirstWrite talent scout, which will run for one month between September 12 and October 12 2014, will encourage aspiring writers to send in their proposal for a romantic novel, based around a couple’s first meeting.
From Romeo and Juliet’s fateful kiss to Elizabeth’s clash with Mr. Darcy at the Meryton ball, writers have proved that true love springs from the most unlikely of encounters. LoveAtFirstWrite is looking for a romantic novel with an original set-up, written with flair and charm, so that its creator can find their happy-ever-after with their new publisher.
The winner will be announced in November 2014, and will have their novel published by Corvus as an eBook and paperback original in 2015.