RWA's Selling Synopsis Contest


Writing a synopsis is one of the most important skills to master if you want to get an editor or agent interested enough to request your full manuscript. First impressions count - and impressing an editor or agent depends on it.


Opening date:

10 October 2016. Emailed entries only, entry form is online.

Closing date:

Midnight Sydney time, 31 October 2016.

Eligibility:

RWAust members only. All membership categories are eligible (Aspiring, Emerging and Established). Novel or novella manuscript (10K+) for which synopsis is written must not be commercially available/contracted.

 

Entry fee:

RWAust members: AU$30 for each entry (Aust – GST incl.)

                             AU$27.27 (overseas entries – GST exempt)


 *Once you have registered and paid, you will receive an email of how and where to submit your entry.


Judging:

Preliminary judging is by writers. The six highest scoring entries will proceed to the final.

Final judge: Joanne Grant, Senior Executive Editor, Harlequin UK

Entry specifications:

Novellas/short novels (10K–65K): 2 pages single spaced (max)

Long novels (65K+): 3 pages single spaced (max)

Please check formatting guidelines below.

No. of entries:

Maximum of TWO entries per person

Prizes:

1st  ~ $200

2nd ~ $100

3rd ~ $75

*Please ensure you click through and read the following, as by entering this contest you accept these terms and conditions.


Terms and Conditions

Sample Score Sheet

Formatting Sample


*There is a 30c registration fee from Trybooking on checkout.


RWA Contests
PO Box H120
Hurlstone Park, NSW 2193

Contact Details:

Contact: Pauline Johnston

Email: sellingsynopsis@gmail.com

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