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Prima writing competition

COULD YOU WRITE THE NEXT MILLS & BOON BESTSELLER?

Prima writing competition

MAKE THIS THE YEAR YOU BECOME AN AUTHOR

Do you love to write romantic fiction and have an idea for a contemporary romance that will entertain the nation? If so, then our Love To Write competition is for you! Meet the judging panel, read writing tips from our authors and find out how you can enter today!

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

We will be judging each entry on the following criteria:

  • Characterisation Create relatable characters that the reader falls in love with, so we’re rooting for their happy-ever-after from the very first page.
  • Author’s voice We’re looking for romances that are told in a fresh way.
  • Emotional impact Create characters and a storyline to provide maximum emotional depth – our readers love to have their hearts touched.

THE PRIZE

Our winner will get:

  1. Their book published by Mills & Boon
  2. The first chapter of the book published in Prima’s September issue
  3. A £500 cash prize
  4. A one-to-one session with a Mills & Boon editor
  5. A book package, including the latest books
Cherish

WRITE FOR OUR CHERISH SERIES

Cherish stories are all about real, relatable women and strong, deeply desirable men experiencing the intensity, anticipation and sheer rush of falling in love. Let your imagination take you to gorgeous and glamorous settings where romance can blossom. Find out more.

Author judge Jessica Gilmore is on the panel and knows exactly what it takes to write a Cherish story. Read her latest Cherish book, Unveiling the Bridesmaid, today!

Cherish
Medical

WRITE FOR OUR MEDICAL SERIES

Medical stories are intense and uplifting romances set in the medical world. Experience the breath-taking rollercoaster of emotions, ambitions and desires of today's medical professionals. The focus of the story must be on the development of the central romantic relationship against the backdrop of a contemporary medical setting. Find out more.

Award winning author Annie O’Neil is on the judging panel so knows exactly what it takes to write a Medical romance. Read her latest Medical title, Santiago’s Convenient Fiancée, to see how it’s done!

Cherish

JUDGING PANEL

  • Prima editor Gaby Huddart
  • Features editor Karen Swayne
  • Prima books editor Nina Pottell
  • Mills & Boon editor Bryony Green
  • Mills & Boon Cherish author Jessica Gilmore
  • Mills & Boon Medical author Annie O’Neil

WRITING TIPS

At the heart of all great romances are two strong, appealing, sympathetic and three-dimensional characters. For more tips and tricks on how to write the perfect romance, read more here.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

If you think you have what it takes to win our Love To Write competition, write and submit an original story outline (between 500 and 1,000 words) and first chapter (3,000 to 5,000 words) for the Cherish or Medical Romance series. Send your submission by 31 March 2017 to primawritingcomp@millsandboon.co.uk or post to Love To Write, Prima Writing Competition, Mills & Boon, Editorial Dept, The News Building, 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. For full Ts and Cs click here.

The winner will be selected by the judging panel. They will then have six months to write a novel of 50,000 words with the help of a Mills & Boon editor. Good luck!

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