I thought I'd highlight this great contest, in case anyone is not aware of it yet. Novelicious has joined forces with Avon (Harper Collins) and Books and the City (Simon & Schuster UK) in their search for a new Chic Lit novelist. Two awards are on offer: The People's Choice and the Books and the City Choice. The winner of both will receive a full manuscript critique, among other prizes.
All you have to do is email the first 3000 words of your Chic Lit novel to the address on the novelicious website, where you will also find full details of entry and prizes. Please note this competition is only for UK and Ireland residents, and entrants should not be under contract with a publisher or agent. Closing date is 3rd April 2012.
The Rose and Crown imprint of Sunpenny Publishing is also running a new novel competition at the moment, for intelligent romance with a Christian inspirational flavour. There is quite a hefty entry fee of £18 for this one, but the winners are guaranteed publication plus a monetary prize. Entries can be from anywhere in the world and from new or published writers. The entered novel should not have been previously published.
Email a synopsis and the full manuscript to the address on the Rose and Crown website, where you will find full details. Closing date is 31st March 2012.
Good luck if you enter either!
* If anyone remembers paper dressing-up dolls (like Bunty), please pop over to my Flights of Imagination blog and tell me about it!