2017 UoG Novel Writing Contest Officially Open to Submissions
3rd February 2017
That’s right, folks: Team UoG is back after the long winter’s break, and there are going to be a myriad of writing opportunities coming your way as we move into Semester 2. These include reading and showcasing events, submissions calls and chances to get published (including in the next UoG New Writing Anthology) and, firstly, the 2017 UoG Novel Writing Contest, which is back, and again run in conjunction with agent Becky Thomas from the London-based literary agency, Johnson & Alcock. The contest is now officially open to submissions, but don’t rush: you have four months to polish that opus into shape, as the deadline isn’t until May 31st, well after your final assessments are due. So those taking HM5105, our novel writing class, will perhaps want to take the time to develop your extract in workshops before sending it to our judges. Others might want to revisit that project in the bottom drawer. Either way, we look forward to seeing what you come up with, and just so you’re clear on the guidelines up front, take a look at our official contest page, or check out the past winners for inspiration.