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The Next Big Author

The Next Big Author

In very much the same vein as NaNoWriMo, the UK Arts Councils’  The Next Big Author competition challenges  authors to write the opening chapters of a novel during the month of May.

However, unlike NaNoWriMo, which promotes scribbling a first draft at break neck speed, The Next Big Author’s focus is on creating a polished draft of 5,000 – 7,000 words, which can subsequently be uploaded for peer review, with the 5 highest-rated entries receiving a professional critique from a publishing house.

Sounds like May will be the month to dust of the typewriter, and get in a heavy duty order of caffeine. Shucks, and just as the evenings went and got all vernal.