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Industry:Book Publishing
Contract Type:Other
Salary or training bursary: N/A
Company:Harper Collins
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Apply by:21/01/2021 - 23:59

Killing it: the killers reads competition for undiscovered writers

Are you a budding crime writer looking to win a writing competition? Well, take a look at what we have here...

HarperCollins UK is a division of HarperCollins Publishers, the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 17 countries, and was named Publisher of the Year at the British Book Awards 2018. With over two hundred years of history and more than 120 unique imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year, in 16 languages, and has a print and digital catalogue of more than 200,000 titles.

HarperFiction is proud to announce Killing It: The Killer Reads Competition for Undiscovered Writers. Launching today, the competition aims to open doors to crime writers who need a way into the publishing industry, and encourages submissions from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic writers in particular. So, if you have a crime novel that's nearly complete or an idea for one, keep reading. 

Three winners will be chosen to receive editorial reports from HarperFiction crime editors on their full manuscripts, covering pace, characterisation, pitch, and more, plus editorial mentoring (up to three one-hour sessions). 

The judging panel will be comprised of HarperFiction Editorial Director Phoebe Morgan, Commissioning Editor Kathryn Cheshire, Assistant Editor Sophie Churcher, and crime reviewer and journalist Ayo Onatade. 

During the submission period, HarperFiction will be offering prospective entrants a host of virtual events, providing tips and guidance on writing a crime/thriller novel, kicking off with a virtual masterclass with Crime and Thriller Publisher Julia Wisdom and literary agent Felicity Blunt, later this month. 

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

Please note that the company reserves the right to withdraw this listing prior to the official closing date, therefore we recommend getting your applications in early.

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