The Tibor Jones Pageturner Prize was born out of a desire to discover and promote new and exciting writers, to celebrate compelling new voices in fiction.
Entrants for the prize must have completed, or be close to completing, a novel. The fiction can embrace any genre, the story and the writing should be distinctive, absorbing and, above all, Pageturning.
The prize will be judged by literary agents Kevin Conroy-Scott and Sophie Lambert, by esteemed booksellers Jasper Sutcliffe of Foyles, Marcus Gipps of Blackwells and former bookseller turned sales representative for Bloomsbury David Foy.
Agents Kevin and Sophie are dedicated to building the careers of exceptional writers, working closely with them to develop and present their manuscripts to the right publishers. Booksellers Jasper, Marcus and David have to use their keen eye and commercial nous when selecting titles to promote and, ultimately, to help turn into bestsellers. With this combined knowledge the Tibor Jones Pageturner Prize hopes to uncover exciting new talent.
The winner will receive representation plus £1000, and will be announced at the 2011 London Book Fair.
Please include a short synopsis in the body of the e-mail and the manuscript attached. To see the rules and the e-mail address, please click here.
Good luck to everyone who sends their manuscript.