Calling all Romance Authors!

Publishing giant Mills & Boon, high-street bookseller WHSmith, online eBook retailer Kobo along with the self-publishing platform Kobo Writing Life have partnered up to the end of offering  the Romance Writing Life competition.

The winning novelist will be awarded the grand prize of a publishing contract with  Mills & Boon, including both print and digital release. The book will be jointly promoted by Kobo, Mills & Boon and WHSmith.

Second and third prize winners will be awarded the brand new Kobo Glo HD.

Authors will submit a synopsis and first chapter of their romance novel, up to a maximum of 5,500 words, which will be reviewed by a judging panel.

The entry deadline is July 31st, 2015

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On Romance Writing Life

Writing for Mills & Boon is like being part of a huge global family and I’ve had the chance to work with fabulous editors who have helped me pull the best out of my stories. Best of all, I get to write guaranteed Happy Endings for a living!

Kobo Writing Life has become a leading global self-publishing platform thanks to the passion of our authors. On they will be given an exceptional chance to strike a unique publishing deal by doing at their best what they enjoy the most, writing.

WHSmith has a fantastic track record in discovering and breaking new talent. We are delighted to be a part of this initiative and are looking forward to reading the entries and getting behind the winning book with Mills & Boon and our retail partner, Kobo.