Competition for Romance and Crime Writers

BRIDGET WHELAN writer

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.

Photo Credit: Linus Schütz from Pixabay

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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