New Publishing Opportunity for underrepresented writers
The Fresh Ink award competition will give Black, Asian and minority ethnic writers the opportunity to win a publishing contract (including an advance payment and royalties) plus a bonus cash prize of £250.
Sphere and Piatkus, two of Hachette UK’s leading commercial fiction imprints, are teaming up with The Tandem Collective to launch a new writing prize that champions underrepresented voices in the popular genres of crime and romance.
The award is in response to statistics illustrating a massive lack of diversity within commercial fiction – just 4% in the crime/thriller genre.
You need to send 5,000 words plus a synopsis of approximately 500 words and an introductory letter. For the letter, they say they would:
love to hear more about YOU and what inspired you to write and enter this competition.
Don’t forget that the intro letter…
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