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The Asian Writer Chick Lit Novel Competition – open

Have you always fancied writing a chick lit novel?

We’re looking for the next big thing in chick lit, a new voice whose work can resonate with British Asian women.

You’ll need to send in the first 3000 words of your novel for this competition and you’ve got til the end of June – so technically you could start today.

We’ve got an amazing judging panel ready to test drive your stories and fabulous prizes on offer for our winner.

JUDGING PANEL

Lorella Belli – literary agent, Lorella Belli Literary Agency

Momtaz Begum Hossain, Editorial Director, Asiana

Ayisha Malik, Editor, Cornerstones Literary Consultancy

Priya Mulji, Marketer and freelance writer, Eastern Eye and Priya’s Blog

PRIZES

WINNER

Hotel Chocolat goody bag

A selection of books

Critique from Cornerstones Literary Consultancy

Consideration for representation by top literary agency

 

HOW TO ENTER

1. The Asian Writer Chick Lit Novel Competition is specifically aimed at encouraging British Asian women writers. You must be resident in the UK to enter this competition. We’re looking for a new voice so you must be unpublished and un-agented at the time of entry.

2. All entries must be original unpublished prose.

3. Entrants must submit the first 3,000 words of the novel, along with a synopsis and a short biography. Your story doesn’t have to be finished but we’d like you to get the best out of the critique so it would be advisable to complete your first draft by September 2014.

4. Only one entry per person.

5. Winners will be notified at the email address stated in their entry.

You can follow updates on our website at www.theasianwriter.co.uk, on Twitter (@theasianwriter) and our Facebook page (The Asian Writer)

6. Entries must be submitted via email to editor@theasianwriter.co.uk with the subject heading: The Asian Writer Chick Lit Novel Competition 2014 

There is no entry fee for this competition.

Please include your name,  email address, postal address and telephone number and title of your entry in the body of the email. Your entry must be sent as a word attachment as a doc file. No other formats including docx, wps, txt, or pdf will be accepted. Please do not put any personal details except for the title in your entry.

7. Your entry must be submitted before midnight on Monday 30th June, 2014. Entries will not be accepted after this date and we will only acknowledge entries upon request.

8. Dahlia Publishing cannot accept responsibility for entries which are not received or which are received after the closing date due to technical failure or for any other reason.

9. Winners agree to participate in publicity events in connection with the competition.

10. Dahlia Publishing reserves the right to change the rules of this competition without notice.

11. The short-listed entrants (maximum 10) of the competition will be notified by August 2014 and the winning entry will be decided by September 2014.

12. Any prizes offered must be taken by 31st December 2014 and are subject to availability.

13. The decision of the competition judges will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

14. Employees of Dahlia Publishing, and members of their immediate family, are excluded from participating in the competition.

15. We may, from time to time, inform you of new books and special offers that we think will be of interest.

16. Please send direct competition queries to editor@theasianwriter.co.uk 

These are the full terms and conditions for The Asian Writer Chick Lit Novel Competition 2014

Do not send queries in the comments box on our website as these will be unanswered. 

 

The Asian Writer First Novel Competition Update

A winner will be announced in our May 2014 newsletter.

 

The Asian Writer Short Story Prize Update
I’m happy to announce the results of The Asian Writer Short Story Prize 2013.  There were a handful of fantastic entries, making this entire process very difficult but alas, there has to be a winner…

1st PRIZE
Jocelyn Watson for The Gardener
 
RUNNER UP
Sulaxana Hippisley for On Being Mary
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Meera Betab for The Silk Reeler
Amna Khokher for You, In the fading light

Congratulations all round.

The winning entries will be published online in a forthcoming issue of The Asian Writer.

 

 

 

Previous competitions

The Asian Writer First Novel  Competition 2014 – closed

November 14th update: We’ve extended the deadline so you’ve got til the end of the year!

The Asian Writer is launching it’s First Novel Competition. This is open to all unpublished writers and is for first (previously unpublished) novels of 50,000 words or more.

This competition is particularly aimed at encouraging British Asian writers.

To enter you need to submit the first 10,000 words of your novel to us by the deadline.

Please pay for your entry prior to sending us your story, confirming your payment reference in your email.

All entries should be emailed to editor@theasianwriter.co.uk with a covering letter, a short biography, synopsis and the first 10,000 words of your novel. Please submit this as a single document.

To enter you must have your novel completed by February 28th 2014.

Shortlisted entrants will be announced in January 2014 and asked to submit 50,000 or their completed manuscript by February 28th 2014.

PRIZE

The winning entry will be offered a publishing contract by Dahlia Publishing.

 

EXTENDED Deadline : December 31st, 2013.


The Asian Writer First Novel Competition



 

These are the full terms and conditions for The Asian Writer First Novel Competition 2014

1. The Asian Writer First Novel Competition is open to all ages and nationalities. It is specifically aimed at encouraging British Asian writers.

2. All entries must be original unpublished prose, on any theme for novels of 50,000 words or more.

3. Entrants must submit the first 10,000 words of the novel, along with a synopsis and covering letter with short biography.

4. Only one entry per person.

5. Winners will be notified at the email address stated in their entry.

You can follow updates on our website at www.theasianwriter.co.uk, on Twitter (@theasianwriter) and our Facebook page (The Asian Writer)

6. Entries must be submitted via email to editor@theasianwriter.co.uk with the subject heading: The Asian Writer First Novel Competition 2014

Please include your email address and other contact details in the body of the email. Your entry can appear in the body of the email or as an email attachment. Please ensure your entry is sent in a doc. format. No other formats including docx, wps, txt, or pdf will be accepted.

7. Your entry must be submitted before midnight on Wednesday 30th October, 2013. Entries will not be accepted after this date.

Shortlisted entrants will be asked to submit the full-length novel. Your novel must be submitted  by February 28th 2014.

8. By submitting, the entrant grants Dahlia Publishing the right to consider their novel for publication. Terms will be outlined in a formal contract of agreement.

9. Dahlia Publishing cannot accept responsibility for entries which are not received or which are received after the closing date due to technical failure or for any other reason.

10. Winners agree to participate in publicity events in connection with the competition.

11. Dahlia Publishing and the winners may enter into agreements which will grant Dahlia Publishing the publishing, broadcasting, serial and electronic rights in the shortlisted and winning entries.

12. Dahlia Publishing reserves the right to change the rules of this competition without notice.

13. The shortlisted entrants of the competition will be notified in December 2013 and the winning entry will be decided in April 2014.

14. Any prizes offered must be taken by 30 September 2014 and are subject to availability.

15. The decision of the competition judges will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

16. Employees of Dahlia Publishing, and members of their immediate family, are excluded from participating in the competition.

17. We may, from time to time, inform you of new books and special offers that we think will be of interest.

18. Please send direct competition queries to editor@theasianwriter.co.uk Do not send queries in the comments box on our website as these will be unanswered. 

 

The Asian Writer Short Story Prize 2013 – closed

It is particularly aimed at encouraging Asian writers.

£15 per entry, one per person.

All submitted entries must be new and original fiction and under 3000 words. There is no set theme for this year’s competition. Published writers welcome.

PRIZES

FIRST PRIZE  - £100

RUNNER UP – £25

20 stories will be published in a beautiful anthology by Dahlia Publishing.

Please pay for your entry prior to sending us your story, confirming your payment reference in your email.

Email entries to editor@theasianwriter.co.uk with Short Story Prize 2013 in the subject heading. Please include a short biography of no more than 100 words.

This competition is now closed.

These are the full terms and conditions for The Asian Writer Short Story Competition 20131. The Asian Writer Short Story Competition 2013 is open to all ages and nationalities. It is specifically aimed at encouraging British Asian writers.2. All entries must be original unpublished prose, on any theme and no more than 3,000 words.3. Entries cannot be extracts from longer works or unfinished at the time of entry. We will not allow entries to be amended at a later date so please submit completed stories only.4. Writers may submit more than one entry. Payment is per entry.5. Winners will be notified at the email address stated in their entry.You can follow updates on our website at www.theasianwriter.co.uk, on Twitter (@theasianwriter) and our Facebook page (The Asian Writer)6. Entries must be submitted via email to editor@theasianwriter.co.uk with the subject heading: The Asian Writer Short Story Competition.Please include your email address and other contact details in the body of the email. Your entry can appear in the body of the email or as an email attachment. Please ensure your entry is sent in a doc. format. No other formats including docx, wps, txt, or pdf will be accepted.7. Your entry must be submitted before midnight on Monday 30th September, 2013. Entries will not be accepted after this date.8. By submitting, the entrant grants Dahlia Publishing the right to publish their entry on The Asian Writer and/or in a published collection in the event of their work being shortlisted and/or winning the competition. The copyright of the works will remain with individual authors.9. Dahlia Publishing cannot accept responsibility for entries which are not received or which are received after the closing date due to technical failure or for any other reason.10. Winners agree to participate in publicity events in connection with the competition.

11. Dahlia Publishing and the winners may enter into agreements which will grant Dahlia Publishing the publishing, broadcasting, serial and electronic rights in the shortlisted and winning entries.

12. Dahlia Publishing reserves the right to change the rules of this competition without notice.

13. The winner of the competition will be notified in December 2013 and the winning entry published on www.theasianwriter.co.uk as well as in a published collection within one year of the competition closing date.

14. Any prizes offered must be taken by 30 September 2014 and are subject to availability.

15. The decision of the competition judges will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

16. Employees of Dahlia Publishing, and members of their immediate family, are excluded from participating in the competition.

17. We may, from time to time, inform you of new books and special offers that we think will be of interest.

18. Please send direct competition queries to editor@theasianwriter.co.uk Do not send queries in the comments box on our website as these will be unanswered.

 

 

 

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