A brand-new competition sponsored by Skylark Literary for writers of middle grade and young adult fiction. Skylark are looking for an instantly intriguing concept coupled with a remarkable writing voice.
Entrants are invited to submit the first 2000 words of a work of fiction for readers aged 8-12 OR 12+. Please specify the audience you are writing for and include a one-page synopsis of your story. Please give the word-count of the finished novel if complete. 12 pt, double-spaced, not previously published. Adjudications are not offered for this competition.
1st prize: One-to-one consultation with a literary agent at Skylark Literary Agency on story development (based on the sample and synopsis entered) of at least one hour - either in person if the winner can travel easily to London or over the phone if not - plus £75 towards travel expenses (or to be kept by the winner if they don't need to travel).
2nd prize: One-to-one telephone consultation on sample and synopsis of 30 minutes, plus £50.
3rd prize: One-to-one telephone consultation on sample and synopsis of 20 minutes, plus £25.
Three runners-up: One or two paragraphs of written feedback on their sample and synopsis.
Sponsor: Skylark Literary Agency, www.skylark-literary.com