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 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝘆𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗲𝘅𝗰𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗻𝗲𝘄𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘆𝗼𝘂!!
𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗕𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗸𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗷𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿 𝗩𝗮𝗹 𝗣𝗲𝗻𝗻𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗼𝗿 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗮𝗺𝗮𝘇𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗦𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘄𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝗪𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀’ 𝗦𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯!
𝗙𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗽𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗕𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗸𝘀.
S𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲 £𝟭𝟬𝟬 voucher against the cost of Swanwick 2023 𝗴𝗶𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝗩𝗮𝗹 𝗣𝗲𝗻𝗻𝘆.
Third 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲 £5𝟬 voucher against the cost of Swanwick 2023 𝗴𝗶𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝗩𝗮𝗹 𝗣𝗲𝗻𝗻𝘆.
𝗧𝗼 𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝘂𝗯𝗺𝗶𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗖𝗿𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗲𝘅𝗰𝗲𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝟯,𝟬𝟬𝟬 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗱𝘀 𝘁𝗼
𝗘𝗻𝘁𝗿𝘆 𝗶𝘀 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘. 𝗖𝗹𝗼𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝟮𝟴.𝗙𝗲𝗯𝗿𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯. 𝗪𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝘀𝗼 𝗲𝘅𝗰𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗕𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗼- 𝗙𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗡𝗶𝗸𝗸𝗶 𝗘𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝘂𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗮 𝗪𝗶𝗹𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗦𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘄𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗪𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗿’𝘀 𝗦𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 2023 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵ey 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗰𝘂𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝗽𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 also 𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝟭 𝘁𝗼 𝟭 𝘁𝘂𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘄𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲.
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 £100 voucher towards the cost of Swanwick Writers’ Summer School 2023. Provided by Val Penny. Third Prize: a £50 voucher towards the cost of Swanwick Writers’ 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 Entries must be the original unpublished work of the entrant, and not currently submitted for publication nor for any other competitions or awards.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 Writers’ Summer School.
3. Entry The competition is free to enter but you can only submit one entry. Entries must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 judges’ 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.