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The SpellBound Penny Prize for Swanwick Writers' Summer School

I am thrilled to be sponsoring an exciting new prize for authors with SpellBound Books for members of Swanwick Writers' Summer School. Let me tell you all about it.

SpellBound Books ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚!!

๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—•๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—•๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฉ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฃ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ป๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜‡๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฆ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ช๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€โ€™ ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ!

๐—™๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—•๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—•๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ๐˜€.

S๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ ยฃ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ voucher against the cost of Swanwick 2023 ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ฉ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฃ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ป๐˜†.

Third ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ ยฃ5๐Ÿฌ voucher against the cost of Swanwick 2023 ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ฉ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฃ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ป๐˜†.

๐—ง๐—ผ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐Ÿฏ,๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ

swanwickcompetition@spellboundbooks.co.uk

๐—˜๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—™๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—˜. ๐—–๐—น๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿด.๐—™๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ. ๐—ช๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€๐—ผ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—•๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ผ- ๐—™๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ก๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ธ๐—ถ ๐—˜๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ ๐—ช๐—ถ๐—น๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฆ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ช๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟโ€™๐˜€ ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น 2023 ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ตey ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ also ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐Ÿญ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐Ÿญ ๐˜๐˜‚๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜„๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ.

The Full Rules are here!


Competition Rules: How to Enter 1. The Prizes First Prize: a one book publication contract to the winning entrant by SpellBound Books. Provided by SpellBound Books. Second Prize: a ยฃ100 voucher towards the cost of Swanwick Writersโ€™ Summer School 2023. Provided by Val Penny. Third Prize: a ยฃ50 voucher towards the cost of Swanwick Writersโ€™ Summer School 2023. Provided by Val Penny.

2. Eligibility All entries must short crime stories not in excess of 3,000 words in length on the theme of Revenge. Entries must be the original unpublished work of the entrant, and not currently submitted for publication nor for any other competitions or awards. No submissions will be accepted from staff or associates or authors, presently or formerly paid or published by SpellBound Books, any family members of Val Penny, or any committee members of Swanwick Writersโ€™ Summer School.

3. Entry The competition is free to enter but you can only submit one entry. Entries must be sent to swanwickcompetition@spellboundbooks.co.uk by 12 noon on the closing date 28.February 2023.

4. Manuscripts Manuscripts must be typed in double spacing and should be contained in a single doc or docx with a separate front page stating your name, address, mobile phone number, email address, your story title and word count. Your story should commence on the second page. Neither the first page details nor the title is included in the word count. 5. Competition Judging The competition judges will be appointed by SpellBound Books Ltd. The judgesโ€™ decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

6. Notifications Winners will be notified by 30 June 2023 after which date unplaced entries may be submitted elsewhere. Winners entries may not be submitted elsewhere for 12 months without the consent of SpellBound who retain the right to publish the winning entries in any form during that 12 month period.


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