#Merky Books New Writers’ Prize

The #Merky Books New Writers’ Prize is now closed. 

For up to date information on the announcement of the winner please head to: https://www.penguin.co.uk/newwritersprize


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We’re incredibly excited to announce our partnership with #Merky Books and the Good Literary Agency on the #Merky Books New Writers’ Prize. The competition aims to connect with young writers and find a new work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry to publish, and is now open for submissions!

Please click the following link to apply and for more details: https://www.penguin.co.uk/newwritersprize

‘I know too many talented writers that don’t always have an outlet or a means to get their work seen and hopefully #Merky Books can now be a reference point for them to say “I can be an author” and for that to be a realistic and achievable goal. Reading and writing as a kid were integral to where I am today and I from the bottom of my heart cannot wait to hear your stories and get them out into the big wide world.’ – Stormzy


The winner will receive a publishing contract with #Merky Books, as well as representation from The Good Literary Agency.
Shortlisted writers will also be invited to a special event in London, including writing workshops, presentations from Penguin Random House authors, and personalised one-on-one feedback.


Unpublished writers aged between 16 and 30 who are currently resident in the UK or Eire.
Those who have a manuscript they’re working or have a killer idea they need to put down on paper.
You need to submit a 300 word synopsis and 2,500 word extract for works of fiction and non-fiction, and a 300 word synopsis and 500 word extract for works of poetry.


Deadline: midnight on 12 April
Apply here: https://www.penguin.co.uk/newwritersprize 


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