Competition informationRomeo had Juliet, Bella had Edward, Harry Potter had... well, Ron. Love stories are not only timeless; they are universal. Roughly 50% of all novels sold fall under the Romance category and famous love stories from throughout history have found their way into all our hearts. Finding a story today that is not influenced by romance is a difficult task.
Circalit wants to be swept off its feet - and it turns out we’re not alone. Anna Jean-Hughes, editor at a major international publishing house, is equally keen to read stories that capture the hearts of readers. With this simple desire in mind, we are therefore launching The Circalit Romantic Fiction competition to find romantic reads from Circalit’s best up-and-coming writers.
We are looking for a complete novel that captures the idea of love or romance in an original and insightful way. Whether you’re writing afresh or tweaking something finished, Anna’s curious to see. The novels that receive the best reviews will form a shortlist from which Anna will choose the final winner. The winner will receive a feedback report from Anna worth £120 ($190).
So pick up that pen/keyboard/harp and get our heart-strings twanging...
Entry FeeFree entry
How the winner will be selected?The top-rated entries will automatically be shortlisted as voted by the community.
Our judges will choose a winner from the shortlist.
PrizeYou will win a feedback report on your novel from Random House editor Anna Jean-Hughes worth £120 ($190)
RulesYour submission must be your own original work.
You only need to upload the first three chapters of your novel.
All entries will be judged on the strength of the first 3 chapters.
A detailed synopsis must be included with each upload.