Waterstone's WOW Writer Comp

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IN AN EFFORT to discover new UK literary talent, Waterstone�s has... unveiled The WOW Factor, a nationwide writing competition open to anyone over the age of 16. First prize is a guaranteed publishing contract with Faber & Faber, with the winning book publishing in paperback in September 2006 and sold front-of-store in every Waterstone�s branch across the country, supported by a high-profile promotional campaign. On top of royalties, the winner will also receive �1000. Participants have between 15 and 31 July to enter, and are being asked to take the first three chapters and a synopsis of their novel, aimed at eight to 12 or teens, to their nearest Waterstone�s; a full manuscript must be available by 30 September and the winner will be announced on 1 December. Branch staff and specialists from Waterstone�s Children�s Forum will filter entries, via reading groups, sending the 13 they consider have the magical ingredient to be judged by a panel, which will include G P Taylor (Shadowmancer/Faber), Waterstone�s bookseller and children�s author, Anna Dale (Whispering to Witches/Bloomsbury), and the winner of Junior Mastermind 2005, 11-year-old Robin Geddes from Camberley, Surrey, whose specialist subject was Lemony Snicket�s A Series of Unfortunate Events (Egmont).

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