Indie women’s fiction publisher Choc Lit and Whole Story Audiobooks, the retail arm of W F Howes, the UK’s leading audiobook publisher, have teamed up to find the next new star of romantic fiction. The competition is open to debuts and self-published authors with less than 15 reviews on Amazon. The winner of the prize will be offered a publishing contract with Choc Lit and Whole Story Audiobooks.
Competition entries must be received by 30th November 2014 with the short list announced 14th February 2015.
Choc Lit are renowned for supporting new talent but have found the increase in submissions from successful self-published authors has resulted in debuts missing out. The Search for a Star competition will give debuts an equal route to publication with both Choc Lit and W F Howes.
The Choc Lit Tasting Panel, independent readers, will select the short list with the overall winner chosen by the editorial team at Choc Lit and W F Howes.
‘We work very closely with Choc Lit developing new talent, so when we heard they were launching a competition to support debut authors we jumped at the chance, and will utilise all of our own channels to market.’ Jodie Coles, Acquisitions Editor, W F Howes