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 02 Mar 2011, 14:49 #112122 Reply To Post
World's Largest Publishers join to support The Next Big Author

The Next Big Author site: "In May 2011, the publishers of many of the world's most famous authors - including Dan Brown, J.K. Rowling, Terry Pratchett, Stephen King and Stephenie Meyer - join to support The Next Big Author: a new initiative which encourages budding authors to write the opening to a novel of between 5,000 to 7,000 words in May.

World-leading Publishers including Bloomsbury, Hodder & Stoughton, The Random House Group, Little Brown and Orion will read and provide critiques for the top-rated opening chapters written that month. It is free to register and participate.

The initiative aims to encourage and support new talent towards literary success. To participate, register with, and submit your opening chapters written in May to Arts Council funded before May 31st. Their community will review and rate the submissions during June, with the five highest rated novel openings being announced on the 1st July 2011 by The winners will be read by and receive a free professional critique from the publishers above."

To participate, visit
This post was last edited by Book News, 04 Mar 2011, 14:36
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 04 Mar 2011, 14:43 #112376 Reply To Post
The Next Big Author is an initiative with the involvement of leading publishers to encourage novel writing in a dedicated month in the year i.e May 2011. For example, for people who want to write something new for that month, or for people who want to try novel writing for the first time.

See homepage of The Next Big Author for the competition rules.

The event means the The Next Big Author winners will have their novel openings read and receive critiques in July from Bloomsbury, Random House, Orion, Little Brown and Hodder and Stoughton.

Also, as usual, there will be ten separate critiques from Random House and Orion in July for normal youwriteon participation.

The Next Big Author site is seeing a lot of entrants so this should mean increased feedback for stories on site here during the event, and after for those who continue to participate on youwriteon, which we hope will be beneficial for everyone developing their stories.

For any queries, please email The Next Big Author site.
This post was last edited by Book News, 04 Mar 2011, 14:55
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 05 Mar 2012, 00:02 #159416 Reply To Post
Visit the nextbigauthor - free competitions with feedback from leading publishers, including Random House, publisher of Dan Brown
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