Calling all budding romance writers!
Xoum Publishing is launching a $5000 prize for a completed, previously unpublished work of contemporary romance fiction to be published under Xoum’s new romance imprint, XO.
Guest judged by acclaimed fiction editor Alexandra Nahlous, the prize is open to all Australian romance writers aged 18 and over.
The manuscript should be a work of adult contemporary romance category (excluding YA, paranormal/fantasy) between 70,000 and 100,000 words in length.
The manuscript must be an original work, written entirely by the entrant and it must be written in English. No more than 10 per cent of the manuscript can have been previously published in print form, or in electronic form, on a commercial basis.
For more information, visit the website here.
Submissions open at 9 am AEST Wednesday 31 August 2016 and close at 5 pm AEST Monday 31 October 2016.
The winner will be announced January 2017. So get writing!