Enter The New Rose Prize 2013 NOW!

The New Rose Prize 2013 is officially OPEN for entries!

I am thrilled to announce that the competition for unpublished writers is now open and looking for entries in the following categories:

The New Rose Crime Prize 2013 – judged by MEL SHERRATT. Stories must be no longer than 2,000 words and you must not have had fiction of any length published before, either self-published or traditionally published. To enter, send your story as a Word document to: mirandawurdy@gmail.com WITH THE SUBJECT HEADING CRIME by midnight (BST) on 31st August 2013.

The New Rose Prize for Literary Fiction 2013 – judged by JAMIE GUINEY. Stories must be no longer than 2,000 words and you must not have had fiction of any length published before, either self-published or traditionally published. To enter, send your story as a Word document to: mirandawurdy@gmail.com WITH THE SUBJECT HEADING LITERARY by midnight (BST) on 31st August 2013.

The New Rose Prize for Romantic Comedy – judged by MIRANDA DICKINSON. Stories must be no longer than 2,000 words and you must not have had fiction of any length published before, either self-published or traditionally published. To enter, send your story as a Word document to: mirandawurdy@gmail.com WITH THE SUBJECT HEADING ROMANTIC COMEDY by midnight (BST) on 31st August 2013.

The New Rose Prize for Young Adult Fiction 2013 – judged by TAMSYN MURRAY. Stories must be no longer than 2,000 words and you must not have had fiction of any length published before, either self-published or traditionally published. To enter, send your story as a Word document to: mirandawurdy@gmail.com WITH THE SUBJECT HEADING YOUNG ADULT by midnight (BST) on 31st August 2013.

The New Rose First Chapter Award 2013 – judged by MIRANDA DICKINSON. Chapters must be no longer than 3,000 words and you must not have had fiction of any length published before, either self-published or traditionally published. To enter, send your story as a Word document to: mirandawurdy@gmail.com WITH THE SUBJECT HEADING FIRST CHAPTER by midnight (BST) on 31st August 2013.

THE PRIZES – each winner will receive a place on my online writers’ course (worth £80), plus a chapter critique from the category judge and free books. I am hoping to add to these prizes soon, so keep watching for details. All winners and two runners-up from each category will see their entries featured on my blog http://www.coffeeandroses.blogspot.com (all rights will be maintained by the authors of the stories).

It is FREE to enter for anyone aged 15 and over, and entry is open worldwide. The New Rose Prize is specifically for unpublished writers. Authors whose works of fiction have been published before, including self-published either singularly or as part of an anthology, given free in any format (including Amazon, GoodReads and iBooks, etc), or traditionally published singularly or as part of an anthology are not eligible to enter. (Please note, if you have had non-fiction or poetry published before you ARE eligible to enter. The no publication rule only applies to works of fiction of any length.) The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

All entries must be received by MIDNIGHT (BST) on SATURDAY 31ST AUGUST 2013. Please ensure you write the title of the category you wish to enter in the subject line of your email entry.

You can enter as many categories as you like, but please send each as a separate email. Entries with multiple stories attached to one email will not be considered eligible.

GOOD LUCK!

13 responses to “Enter The New Rose Prize 2013 NOW!

  1. Hi Miranda
    Are there full details of the rules for the comp anywhere? Does the exclusion of published authors include those people that have had short story competition wins published online?
    Super Ta!

    • Hi Jenny
      Thanks for your question! If the competition win was published on a blog, competition website or online forum then writers are welcome to enter New Rose. If it was published singly or as part of an anthology offered for sale online (i.e. on Amazon, iBooks, GoodReads, Kindle, Kobo) etc then it would fall under the published definition. Hope that makes sense! Feel free to email me at mirandawurdy@gmail.com if you’d like more information.

      Thanks!

      Miranda x

  2. Hello Miranda, Can one person enter more than one story and in more than one genre?

    • Hi, thanks for your question!

      You can enter a many categories as you like but each entry must be sent on a separate email with the category you’re entering in the subject line. Emails with multiple entries attached will not be considered.

      Good luck!

      M xx

  3. Hello me again basically I wouldn’t mind entering a ‘first chapter’ entry and a ‘romantic comedy’ entry. Can enter more than once? Thank u hon.

  4. Is a story considered published if it has been posted on Wattpad?

  5. I know you can enter as many categories as you want, but can you have multiple entries in one category?

  6. Hello Miranda.
    Do you have a definition for Literary Fiction? It sounds a bit vague.
    Peter

    • Hi Peter

      By Literary Fiction I mean a story that would not be classified as Crime, Romantic Comedy or YA. It’s a broad term for writers who feel that their work is not genre-based. Hope that helps!

      Miranda

      • Thank you Miranda.
        Wikipedia gives a much less clear definition, and even looks at how the author earns from their work – now wouldn’t that be nice!

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