Saturday, April 19, 2008

P-p-pick up a penguin

Just found this on my daily trawl through the web:

"Do you have what it takes to write a commercial crime/thriller novel? If so, enter our Penguin Crime Writing Competition and if you are judged the winner by our expert panel you will be published by Penguin Australia."

(Open to Australian residents)

Penguin Crime Writing Competition

Entries close 23rd June, and you can read the terms & conditions on the competition page. A quick scan shows they're only after the first few chapters (up to 5000 words), plus a complete synopsis with the estimated final word count. In other words, it doesn't look like you need a completed manuscript to enter (he says underhandedly)

Not a bad looking contest at all.

Simon Haynes is the author of the Hal Spacejock and Hal Junior series (Amazon / Smashwords / other formats)


Helga Hansen said...

Damn.. and there I was, thinking you were writing about a yummy chocolate snack!! Never mind... it'll give me a chance to wish you good luck! I'd love to see your efforts!

A wave from the North! :)

Anita Marion Loughrey said...

You've been

Sorry about that!

All the best,

Simon Haynes said...

If you search my blog archive you'll see I answered this tag in full a while back (18 months? 2 years?)

I'm on dialup without images in my browser, so I couldn't leave a comment on your blog to let you know this. (Can't do the word verification.)

Hope you have more luck with the others though.

Anita Marion Loughrey said...

Thanks for letting me know.

Know what you mean about the CAPTCHA. I always take two or three attempts.

All the best,