Entries are now being accepted for the 2016 Luke Bitmead Bursary.
Luke was the first author to be published by Legend Press and the bursary was set up shortly after his sudden death in 2006. Now in its ninth year it is the UK’s biggest prize for unpublished authors.
It’s an annual award that was set up to support and encourage the work of novel writers whilst also raising awareness of mental health.
The top prize is a publishing contract with Legend Press as well as a £2,500 cash prize.
There is a £10 fee per submission which goes directly to the Luke Bitmead Memorial Fund. This needs to be paid before you submit your entry.
The novel must already completed before you enter and it must be over 60,000 words to be considered. Also, submissions should be from authors who have not been previously traditionally published and who are 16 or over.
The closing date is 15th July 2016.
For more information including more guidelines and what should be included with your submission, details on how to enter and how to pay the submission fee, go to http://www.legendtimesgroup.co.uk
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