I am super excited to finally be able to tell you all about an exciting new project I will be working on.
Agora Books and Peters Fraser & Dunlop have set up a writing community called Lost The Plot, which is a space for aspiring authors to gain knowledge surrounding navigating the sometimes confusing world of publishing.
The concept is simple really, Lost The Plot is a community bringing writers together to connect in one space. A hub of very useful, important and necessary information that any aspiring author might need. Inspiration in the form of writing prompts, advice and industry insight including how to access resources, connect with other authors, find representation and navigate the waters of publishing.
Joining the community could not be easier, click here to sign up! What are you waiting for?
As if this is not awesome enough, they are running a writing competition with some amazing prizes. Lost The Plot Work In Progress Prize, is open to anyone with a manuscript they want advice and possible representation on. The idea is that you will submit the first 3 chapters of anything you have been working on and you could potentially win:
- A consultation with an Agora Books editor
- A PFD agent
- Feedback on your manuscript
- A Writers Survival Kit
Two runners up with also receive feedback on their manuscript and a Writers Survival Kit, and two honourable mentions will receive a Writers Survival Kit aswell!
I think this is such a fantastic opportunity for any writer who is maybe unsure of how to get their work out there. Imagine being able to get input and feedback on the work you have been putting your heart and soul into. Professional advice like this is invaluable.
Details regarding how to enter the competition and full T’s & C’s can be found here.
It’s all really rather simple and you have absolutely nothing to lose!
The competition is open from Monday 1st July to Wednesday 31st July. After this is where myself and my fellow panel judges do our bit. Exciting!
So who makes up the judging panel?….
We have Kate Evans Agora Books publisher, author Laura Pearson, literary agent Marilia Savvides and little ‘ole me! We will get our reading and judging heads on and come up with our winner and runners up ready to be announced on 28th August.
I feel really honoured to have been asked to part of the judging process, it’s nice when competitions like this can include a book blogger, not to blow my own trumpet, more blowing the trumpets of us all as a collective, but we do have important input! We fly the flag for great books, get a buzz going around great stories and just generally share the book love far and wide!
I am braced and ready to read some corking work! So get submitting!
Exciting times are ahead, so don’t be shy, show us your work!
See you all soon.
Amanda – Bookish Chat xx