AFFIRM Press and Melbourne Uni Writing Prize

If you’re a budding author with a novel in any genre (except poetry and playwriting), and you’re a recent graduate or postgrad student in Creative Writing at the University of Melbourne, then you can enter a new writing competition to get your unpublished manuscript in front of Affirm Press! The amazing prize includes 20 hours of manuscript development, editorial meetings and 4-6 weeks of desk space in which to work on your novel. The prize aims to help students develop their manuscript to a professional standard and gain some valuable insights into the market.

Affirm Press¬†are a Melbourne based publishing house who have teamed up with the University of Melbourne to design a competition “to encourage students with a focus in creative writing to prepare a manuscript to a professional standard and gives them access to professional development with a publisher/editor and offers the potential for publication.” The competition closes on 31 Mar 2014, so get scribbling!

So if you’re a creative writing postgrad looking to get some invaluable help on your manuscript, check out the competition details and good luck! You can see the application and terms and conditions of the competition¬†here.

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