Sunday, June 28, 2009
Those of you who read Pat's Fantasy Hotlist will be aware of the Tor UK/SciFi Now contest for aspiring writers. Originally the contest was U.K. only entries-- but now it's worldwide. Everyone who has a book they'd like to get published-- get your submissions ready! SciFiNow has teamed up with Tor UK and brought Play.com on board to bring an unparalleled competition to the world of science fiction and fantasy literature – War Of The Words - the opportunity to get your debut SF novel released by a known and respected publisher, and due to intense popular demand we’ve now opened it up to anyone, anywhere in the world. Do you consider yourself to be tomorrow’s Heinlein? This decade’s Asimov? The Bester of the 21st century? Then all you have to do is submit three chapters and a synopsis of your original novel to firstname.lastname@example.org by 20 August to be in with a chance. The submission will be reviewed by SciFiNow and Tor UK, and if it stands out enough, will be placed on a shortlist that the winner will eventually be chosen from. There are a few minor stipulations however – in order to be eligible, you can’t have had a novel published before and it must be written in English. For a full list of terms and conditions, please visit this page. Good luck to everyone who enters! I hope to see someone I know win!