The Cinnamon Pencil online mentoring scheme helps writers focus on their writing and bring out your creative potential. To help launch the 2019 scheme, Cinnamon Press is offering a chance to win a free place, together with two 50% bursaries to the best runners-up.
To enter, in the first instance, send in either:
- 10 poems, up to 50 lines each; or
- 2 short stories, up to 5,000 words each; or
- up to the first 10,000 words of your novel (to the nearest sensible cut off point).
- a synopsis; and
- a Personal Writing Statement.
Individual poems or stories may have been published online or in magazines, provided the writer retains copyright.
International entrants welcome.
The entry fee is £12 and the closing date is 30 October.
- One first prize of a free mentoring place plus two runners-up prizes of 50% bursaries to the Cinnamon Pencil Mentoring Service.
- Open to all writers, beginners and established.
- Judged by Jan Fortune, Michelle Angharad Pashley, Seth Fortune and Adam Craig.
- Credit cards can be used on Paypal without an account or pay by bank transfer in GBP.
- Submitted pieces should be drawn from a work in progress and, in the case of novels, not a previously published work.
- Entries should be submitted electronically, via the form below, as single documents in .doc, .docx or .rtf file formats only.
- Please ensure you have up-to-date virus protection before sending any files.
- Please include your name and contact details with your submission.
- Work will not be returned, so please keep a copy.
- We are unable to give feedback on individual entries or on the results of the competition — the judge’s decisions are final.
- Results (within 3 months approximately) will be sent individually to the winning writer and two runners-up, published on the Cinnamon website, and included in our newsletter, so do sign up.
Visit the Cinnamon Press website to apply.