Monday Markets - The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers 2016 - June 1, 2016

Hachette Australia is running the second Richell Prize for Emerging Writers:

Hachette Australia, along with the Richell family, established The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers in partnership with The Guardian Australia and The Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF). Now in its second year, the Prize was launched in 2015 in memory of Hachette Australia’s former CEO, Matt Richell, who died suddenly in July 2014.

Submit the first 3 chapters of your book, and have the rest neatly outlined.

The applications will be judged on three main criteria:

  • The Writing – make sure that you are telling an original story that you have a burning desire to share.
  • The Synopsis – give us a brief summary of the plot, major characters, themes and settings in the book. If you can, please also include a chapter-by-chapter breakdown of the rest of the book.
  • Tell us how winning the Prize will help you further your writing career.

Prize is $10,000 AUD and a 12 month mentorship (with a desire but no guarantee to work towards possible publication through Hachette Australia). Competition closes June 1, 2016.

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