The competition, now in its fourth year, is open to writers of any age, any level of experience and from any country.
Senior Commissioning Editor, Rachel Petty, represents the UK on the Swoon Reads board.
Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts before 30 April 2014 for the next round in the selection process.
The Archives are hosting a weekend of creative writing workshops, talks and readings on Friday 11 & Saturday 12 April 2014.
Events include ‘Getting noticed Nicky Potter, Publicist for Frances Lincoln Children’s Books; ‘Archiving publishing collections’ with Eric Huntley, Bogle- L’Ouverture Publications, Margaret Busby of Allison & Busby, Verna Wilkins and Richard Wiltshire, LMA Archivist, and author readings by Posted in Places to Read New Fiction | Tags: Allison & Busby, Bogle- L’Ouverture Publications, Eric Huntley, Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, London Metropolitan Archives, Margaret Busby, Richard Wiltshire, Spring Festival, Verna Wilkins | No Comments » Macmillan Children’s Books has announced that they are extending their crowd- sourced romance imprint Swoon Reads to the UK.
The word limit is 3000 for fiction and life writing entries and a maximum of 5 poems (other terms and conditions apply).’ The prize is £300 and publication in the magazine.