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The Literary Consultancy and The Literateur Competition

The Literateur is very pleased to announce a competition aimed at finding the best in new writing, organised jointly with The Literary Consultancy.

The Literary Consultancy, the UK’s leading manuscript assessment service, provides expert, market-aware editorial advice to writers at all levels writing in English. Founded in 1996, The Literary Consultancy is recommended by The Arts Council England and major publishing houses, and holds a strong track record of helping writers get into print.

From today (13.08.10) The Literateur is accepting entries of short stories and poetry. Stories should be no more than 5000 words, and poems no more than 50 lines in total. The submitted works must be previously unpublished. The competition is open to any one writing in English of any age, who has not had a book of poetry, or novel of over 50, 000 words, published commercially.

Please email your entries to competition@literateur.com. The closing date for entries is Monday 27th September. (If you have received a message with an earlier deadline date, please note that it has been extended and 27th is now the correct deadline.)

Three shortlisted entrants in each category will read their work at an awards ceremony at the Free Word Centre in November, alongside the competition judges, novelists Joanna Briscoe and Rebecca Abrams, and the poet Sarah Hesketh.

The two overall winners will be announced on the night, and their work will be published in The Literateur. The lucky winners will also receive an hour’s specialist consultation with The Literary Consultancy.

**Update**
We will be announcing a shortlist before 1st November. If you have not heard from us by then, I am afraid your entry is not on the shortlist.

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