**WIN**

A TRADITIONAL PUBLICATION &

FULL PROMOTIONAL CONTRACT

IN OUR EXCLUSIVE

NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING COMPETITION

STOP EVERYTHING!... Well, keep writing.

Here at Shawline, we’re widely known as Hybrid Publisher. This means we offer both Traditional and Contributory (or Partnership, as it’s sometimes known) agreements and while we would LOVE to be able to offer everyone a Traditional contract, it’s not always possible. Nor is it often in the author’s best interest as the author can have less input to the book production and less royalty to the sale of the work, so we give our Australian author’s both considerations.

However - and here’s where it gets exciting – for the month of May, 2020, we’re holding a competition for one lucky person to WIN a Traditional Publishing contract, to the value of $10,000 AUD, including editing, proof reading, cover/illustration design and full publication imprint & Ebook combined with a complete global marketing plan.

This awesome prize will be offered to ONE lucky writer who’d have ordinarily been offered one of our Partnership agreements. So, if you’re nearly finished with your manuscript, or you’ve been holding back on sending it to us, now is your chance!

Take a look below for all the finer details and for a link to the Terms and Conditions (please make sure you read them carefully to ensure you’ll be counted within the competition!).

And finally, GOOD LUCK!

The prize:

1 x OVERALL WINNER – Will receive a publishing contract to the value of $10,000, which includes editing, proof reading, a full review, design, publication and global marketing

2 x RUNNERS UP – Will receive a full review assessment of their book entry and 50% off our partnership agreement offerings in support of gaining the best of publication success.

We love that we're able to bring some incredible books to the bookshelves, from some incredible Australian authors, but what we love most about our agency is our open submissions policy, which allows authors with and without agents or previous publications to submit to us. It is because of this fact; we are running this competition to support your writing with more opportunity and success potential.

If you're an author and are on the lookout for a publisher, then you have the chance to win a traditional contract with Shawline Publishing - It is, of course, free to enter.

Please make sure to read the Terms and Conditions carefully, as any entries that fall outside the guidelines will not be counted.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

The book you choose to enter must be your original work. It can be in any genre you wish yet it is recommended to have at least a 50,000 word count minimum. (unless non-fiction or children's book)

You may re-submit books that have been submitted previously, even if we had declined working on them with you at the time.

This competition is open to only Australian authors.

The competition will run from 1st May 2020 to the 30th May 2020. Entries received after this date will not be included.

The winner will receive a standard traditional contract, which includes full proof reading, editing, design and marketing services, along with additional winner promotional exposure. No author advance is being offered as prize consists of full expense benefit only.

If you have previously published with us, or are currently published with us and have another book in the works, the competition is open to you as well.

You may enter online at www.indieauthorsaust.com.au/sign-up and fill in the form details as below also. Include word COMPETITION in the overview section

Email entries are to be sent to: shawlinepublishing@gmail.com

Your email must include the following information:

  1. Your full name (and pseudonym if applicable)

  2. Your postal address, telephone number, and email address (if you have one)

  3. Your subject line on the email must be: "NOVEL WRITING COMPETITION - NEW SUBMISSION"

  4. Any details of past writing experience

  5. An estimated word count for your complete manuscript

  6. A synopsis (a brief overview, which can vary in length depending on the nature of your book, but generally it should not exceed 500 words)

  7. A copy of your full manuscript, as is

 

Postal entries are to be sent to:

NOVEL WRITING COMPETITION, Shawline Publishing, PO box 148 Sebastopol Victoria 3356

Your postal entry must include the following information:

  1. Your full name (and pseudonym if applicable)

  2. Your postal address, telephone number, and email address (if you have one)

  3. Any details of past writing experience

  4. An estimated word count for your complete manuscript

  5. A synopsis (a brief overview, which can vary in length depending on the nature of your book, but generally it should not exceed 500 words)

  6. A copy of your full manuscript, as is

 

If you have submitted a manuscript to us in the final week of April, and therefore just before competition go-live date, the decision whether or not to include your manuscript within the competition will be made by our Managing Director and is final

We will not be held responsible for delayed post and therefore any postal entries received after the competition close date/time will not be included in the competition and will be treated as a standard new submission

The overall winner will be contacted within the month of July 2020 by our Managing Director, Bradley Shaw

The overall winner will also be announced on social media and featured profile page on our website

All standard contract Terms and Conditions will be applicable to the author, including but not limited to, production timelines and behavioural guidelines etc.

The winner will receive a standard Traditional Contract, including full proof reading, editing, design and global marketing services, along with additional winner promotions valued to prize of $10,000 AUD.

Abusive language towards staff at any stage of the process will not be tolerated, and will result in immediate disqualification from the competition. All decisions in regards to entries and authors works are final and will be made by our Managing Director after consultation with the full team at Shawline Publishing.

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