WIN £1,000

PLUS editorial coaching and agent representation.

All you need is a good story.

HarperCollins Publishers in association with Peters, Fraser & Dunlop Literary Agency and CrimeFest are proud to launch the Kimberley Chambers Kickstart Prize. A pen and pad is all Sunday Times No.1 bestseller Kimberley Chambers had when she wrote her first novel – and of course a heap of talent, a nose for a great story and a good helping of bloody mindedness!



Launching at CrimeFest on Saturday 19th May, this is a prize to help kick open doors to writers who need a leg up into the world of publish­ing. All you need to do to enter is send us your first three chapters of your fiction novel, a short synopsis along with a paragraph about why YOU need a Kickstart. One winner will be chosen to receive:


£1000 to help with writing essentials, e.g. a laptop
Time with Kimberley Chambers’ editor, writing tips and feedback
An offer of representation from Kimberley Chambers’ agent, from the prestigious Peters, Fraser & Dunlop Literary Agency


To enter this competition please send the following to
The first three chapters of your fiction novel
A short synopsis (max. 500 words)
A short paragraph about yourself and why YOU need a Kickstart
Please read our full terms and condition before sending your entry, here.

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