Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Inkwell Opening Chapters Competition

Inkwell has some exciting new projects planned for the coming months - the first is the Inkwell Opening Chapters Competition. All the entry details are in the Writers Resources section of the Inkwell Cafe, here.
The Opening Chapters Competition is designed quite simply to get your ms read by the right people.
Patricia Deevy (left below), senior editor at Penguin Ireland and Irish literary agent Ger Nichols of The Book Bureau are judging the competition. Writer Caren Kennedy whose book Fake Alibis (right below) has been optioned by Warners for a US TV serial will be assisting in compiling the longlist.
Enter the opening chapters (first 3000 words) of your novel (any genre - and it does not have to be finished, see the competition page for details). First prize is Euro100 and a Meet the Inkwell Writers page in the Inkwell Cafe worth Euro 60, second prize Euro 75 and a Meet the Inkwell Writers page in the Inkwell Cafe. Crucially this competiton is all about the right people seeing your work. Entry fee €10

Closing date is November 20th so get your skates on, see the competition link above.

Further Instructions:

When you go on the competition page, you will be given a link to pay, you will then be taken to the page with the competition email entry address on it, and you just need to follow the instructions - there is no entry form needed, just a covering page with word count required and an indication if it is a WIP(work in progress), or complete etc.

If you want to pay by cheque you can email Vanessa O Loughlin at Inkwell (see email address below) to let her know and she can tie the email entry together with the cheque for €10 or alternatively you can post the hard copy with payment to her at The Old Post Office, Kilmacanogue, Co. Wicklow.


  1. thanks for posting this - good to know where we can get hold of the entry forms!

  2. I assumed it was on the first link @ 'here' but I'll check it out and come back to you.

  3. Hi Niamh B, I've put up an add on to the submission instructions to include submissions by email and post so hopefully it makes sense now.


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