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Friday March 30, 2012 at 1:37pm

Competition Results

We are very pleased to announce the winner of the competition to win an editor critique is displayed below. Thank you to everyone for entering and there is a further competition during May to win a critique from an editor from Random House, who publish authors such as Dan Brown, by reading and answering questions about some more 6 page extracts. Click on Competition at the top of this page to enter. Closing date for the new competition is 31st May 2012, and we hope in the extracts you may also find your next good read!

April Competition Result:

Winner: Gemma Anderson


The result of the following competition is above.

View the Competition details below – and for those who entered last month’s competition to win a critique from Little Brown, publisher of books including the Twilight series, click here to view the results.

Free to enter. Win a prize of a critique for your opening chapters from an editor for Random House, who publish authors such as Dan Brown. To enter, entrants must read a 6 page extract from each of the eight books below and answer a question about each. All nationalities are welcome to enter. FeedARead.com was established with Arts Council funding to enable authors of all nationalities to publish as paperback books through FeedARead.com, including with free publishing options and the aim of providing avenues for new writers to get feedback from leading mainstream publishers such as Random House. This aims to help talented new authors to develop further, and to take any other publishing opportunities that may arise as a result if they wish.

Read the first 6 pages from each of the eight books below and answer one question below about each in the box further down this page. To read the extracts, click on the links beneath the book covers below. The winner who answers all the questions correctly, will be chosen at random from the correct entrants, and will receive a critique for their opening chapters from a Random House editor. Closing date for entries is 30th April 2012.

Charlie Chaplin's Uncle  Click here to view extract Note* If you have the latest PDF reader you will see a menu with a '-' and '+' sign on the extract. Click the minus sign to decrease the size of the extract page to the size you prefer to read at.  Question: How long have the narrator and his wife Ruth been married?    Buy on Amazon  Buy on FeedARead


Mini-Skirts & Laughter Lines Click here to view on Amazon and then click on the 'Click to Look Inside' book button on Amazon to view the extract Question: How much was the cheque the narrator received from her mother for?  Buy on Amazon    Buy on FeedARead 

The Chronicles of Joya    Click here to view the extract Question: In the dare, what does Teal have to balance on her nose while swimming the Unfathomable Lake? Buy on Amazon Buy on FeedARead

Family Secrets Click here to view extract   Question: What is the name of Rachel's new friend in the extract who helps to get rid of the bully Thompson? Buy on Amazon    Buy on FeedARead



Mama Told Me Not To Come   Click here to view the extract Question: What is Debbie's lucky mascot? Buy on Amazon Buy on FeedARead 

Betrayed Click here to view the extract  Question: How old is the narrator as a child in the extract? Buy on Amazon Buy on FeedARead

No More Mulberries  Click here to view on Amazon and then click on the 'Click to Look Inside' book button on Amazon to view the extract Question: What type of animal did Miriam once try to milk in the extract? Buy on Amazon    Buy on FeedARead 

Fall of Freedom  Click here to view the extract Question: What does Roy use as a weapon? Buy on Amazon    Buy on FeedARead

Enter all eight answers to the above questions in the ‘Comment’ box following 'Leave a Comment’ below, along with your name and email address. Enter all of your answers as follows in the 'Leave a Comment' box below: The name of the books followed by your answer to the questions about the books. For example: Charlie Chaplin's Uncle: Your Answer. Mini-Skirts & Laughter Lines: Your Answer. The Chronicles of Joya: Your Answer – for all 8 books in the 'Leave a Comment' box below.


You do not need to fill out the ‘website’ field below. Your answer and entry details will be entered into the competition when you click the button to submit them below, and will be kept hidden as answers will not be displayed for the purposes of the competition. The winner of the competition will be chosen at random and the overall winner's name will be displayed here during the first week of May 2012. The winner will receive the Random House editor critique for up to the first 10,000 words of their novel. The result announced will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.




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