Myriad and Waterstones are delighted to invite you to the 2015 First Drafts Competition prizegiving evening at Waterstones Brighton on Wednesday 17 June at 7.30pm.
The winner will be announced on 17 June at this special event featuring introductions by the judges, readings by this year’s shortlisted writers and a special guest appearance from previous winner Lisa Cutts, now a bestselling crime writer. Click here to view this year’s shortlist.
Now in its sixth year, the First Drafts Competition recognises promising work-in-progress across all forms of prose fiction, and has a proven track record in launching writers who have gone on to enjoy creative and commercial success. The prize is a week-long writing retreat in the luxurious surroundings of West Dean College near Chichester, as well as detailed editorial feedback from industry experts. This year, in addition, the winner will benefit from six months’ mentoring from a Myriad author.
The 2015 judges are bestselling author Lizzie Enfield (author of Living With It), creative writing tutor Greg Mosse, literary agent Hellie Ogden, TV producer Tom Winchester and Myriad Senior Fiction Editor Vicky Blunden.
This is a free event; all are welcome; refreshments provided. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the guest list.