Self-published Writers Encouraged to Enter Prestigious Competition
The Young Writer of the Year Award has been out of action for six years, but it now being revived under the sponsorship of The Sunday Times and agents Peters Fraser Dunlop (PFD) Past winners include Sarah Waters, Simon Armitage and Zadie Smith.
The Award is worth £5000 to the winner, is free to enter and is open to works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry published between July 1st 2014 and June 30th 2015. What’s not to like? (Well, for me it could be that you have to be between 18-35 to enter…but that’s just sour grapes.)
PFD are actively looking for self-published talent and are keen to stress that the award is for quality, not popularity. Self-published authors with disappointing sales should enter if they believe in their work.
photo credit: Manzoor is a WINNER! via photopin (license)