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Saturday April 28, 2012 at 10:35am

View the Competition details below – and click here to view the results of previous competitions.

 May Competition Results

We are very pleased to announce the winner of the competition below to win an editor critique is displayed below. Thank you to everyone for entering and we will add further competitions in the coming months.

May Competition Result:

Winner: Lucy Fox

Free to enter for all site and non-site members. 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 6 books below and answer a question about each. All nationalities are welcome to enter. was established with Arts Council funding to enable authors of all nationalities to publish as paperback books through, 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. Click here to see our author feedback.

Read the first 6 pages from each of the six 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 31st May 2012.

Aristocrat At Large 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: In what US State does Matt say that Jake began his career as a gangster?  Buy on Amazon Buy on FeedARead

Ten Strands Click here to view extract        Question: What is Reyna's rank? Buy on Amazon    Buy on FeedARead

My Name is Musa Click here to view the extract  Question: What kind of weapon does Rebecca try to give to David?  Buy on Amazon Buy on FeedARead

Going Dutch Click here to view extract     Question: There is a dog mentioned later on in the extract, what colour is he? Buy on Amazon  Buy on FeedARead

On Wings of Song  Click here to view the extract   Question: What age is Tom, Prudence's eldest brother? Buy on Amazon   Buy on FeedARead

Bear Mountain and The Asian Connection    Click here to view the extract Question: What is the town marshall smoking in the extract? Buy on Amazon   Buy on FeedARead

Enter all six 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: Aristocrat At Large: Your Answer. Ten Strands: Your Answer.  My Name is Musa Your Answer – for all 6 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 June 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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Mary Waters | Sunday May 20, 2012 at 3:11pm
Aristocrat at Large: New York. Ten Strands:Sergeant. My Name is Musa: Rifle. Going Dutch: Red. On Wings of Song: 15. Bear Mountain and the Asian Connection: Cigar....

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