Win a Publishing Deal With Richard & Judy!

Richard and Judy

Newbie authors! Here’s your chance to land a lucrative publishing deal as  Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan, founders of The Richard & Judy Book Club,  launch their annual competition to find a new bestselling writer.

The winner, who must be a first-time author, will win a £30,000 publishing deal with Bonnier Zaffre and receive specialist advice from literary agency Furniss Lawton.

The latest “Search for a Bestseller”, supported by WH Smith, is now open to unpublished writers.

Writers must submit 10,000 words, plus a synopsis of the novel.  It must be a piece of original fiction that is aimed at adults.

The full terms and conditions can be found here.

A wonderful chance

Aspiring authors have until 14 June 2018 to submit their entries, via Richard and Judy’s website. The couple, both best-selling authors in their own right, will lead the selection process.

Judy says, “This is a wonderful chance for someone not only to become a published author, but to see their debut novel turned into a bestseller.” Richard adds, “Our previous competition winners, Tracy Rees with Amy Snow and Caz Frears with Sweet Little Lies, saw their novels fly off the bookshelves in their hundreds of thousands. This is a life-changing opportunity.”

So what are your waiting for? Take out that manuscript, brush up that synopsis and send your story off!

Hopefully one day soon we’ll be reviewing your novel here. Good luck!

Get involved in Britain’s Biggest Book Club here.


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Karen Byrom

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