Open Day Writing Competition

Writing competition!

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To celebrate the 2014 Writing & Self-Publishing Open Day, Kobo Writing Life and SilverWood Books are delighted to announce an exciting new writing competition.

The Open Day Writing Competition is geared towards original, unpublished or self-published, fictional, English language manuscripts.  The manuscript submitted must be the entrant’s own work, and the entrant must own the copyright to all work in its entirety.

One Winner and one Runner Up will be selected by a dedicated review panel on the basis of the combined strength of the synopsis and the single chapter submitted.

The First Prize will be a SilverWood-produced ebook published with KWL. The Runner Up will receive a new Kobo Aura H2O as prize.

Entrants are to submit a single page synopsis (no longer than 500 words) of the plot of the book they would like to publish along with first chapter (no longer than 5,000 words). Entries must be submitted as a single Word document containing synopsis…

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Happy Roald Dahl Day!

I’m a huge Roald Dahl fan. After reading James and the Giant Peach, I realized that I had been James at one point because I had felt trapped and hopeless when I couldn’t read. Finding Dahl’s book was as if Miss Spider had visited my room and told me not to worry. James and the Giant Peach taught me that I could liberate myself from loneliness, hopelessness, and segregation, feelings that a child like James or I shouldn’t feel at such a young age. For that, I’ve come to see Dahl as a grandfather who left behind his stories for all of us, his reading grandchildren, to listen and to learn from when we needed someone who couldn’t be there. Happy Roald Dahl Day, everyone.