Delegates may submit a 500 word extract from the opening of their work book in any genre no later than 20th August 2018. We’ll select a shortlist of around 8-10 authors who are invited to read their extract LIVE on stage on the Friday night of the Festival to an audience of around two hundred fellow-writers, and a panel of expert judges.
Our expert judges give feedback on the extract to the writer and the audience live on stage, so everyone can learn from the critique.
Sound scary? Don’t worry. This event is the highlight of the Festival for a reason. Both the audience and the judges support every author who reads, and champions their favorite extract. The winner is chosen by the audience amidst a real party atmosphere celebrating the work of brilliant emerging writers. That means you!
Watch this from the 2018 Getting Published Day for an insight into how it all works on stage.