Win £1000 worth of book printing products

WTTB's Book Writing Competition

Enter our free book writing contest for a chance to win printed copies of your soon-to-be best-seller.

Calling all aspiring authors...

Have you ever dreamed of being a published writer? To commemorate World Book Day's 25th anniversary, we're giving aspiring authors the opportunity to do just that through our exciting competition.

Whether you wrote a book during lockdown or aspire to be the next best-selling novelist, now is the perfect time to turn untold stories into beautifully printed publications.

The prize

The winning entry will receive an exclusive first edition print run* of their finished manuscript, cover design artwork support, publicity campaign coverage and a visit to the printing press to see their book come to life.

The judging panel

Our prestigious panel (to be revealed at a later date), includes a successful self-published author and highly popular book blogger who know a thing or two about not judging a book by its cover.

Submit your entry today

To enter, simply submit three sample chapters of no more than 3,000 words, along with a synopsis and author bio.

Register with our website, then click on the 'Enter Now' button and complete the email submission form. You can attach your entry in either txt, pdf, doc, or docx format.

Finalists will then be chosen to submit a complete copy of their entry for the judging panel to choose a winner.

Need some inspiration? Read our blogs.

From setting the scene to immersing readers with plot twists and cliffhangers, our extensive publishing blogs are here to help you on your writing journey.

Competition rules

- Closing date of the competition is midnight on June 30th 2022.

- The competition is open to anyone over the age of 18 who lives in the United Kingdom.

- Submissions must be the original work of the entrant and must not have been published, self-published or published online or broadcast.

- Submissions must be written in English.

- Copyright of each submission remains with the writer.

- The competition organisers reserve the right to change the judge without notice.

Terms and conditions

- Submissions must be made by email, containing three sample chapters, story synopsis and author biography.

- Submissions must be in either txt, pdf, doc, or docx format.

- Finalists will be notified in June and must submit a completed manuscript by July 31st for judging by our panel.

* The winner may select either 200 paperback or 100 hardback books of up to 400 pages in length.

- The winning author will be solely responsible for editing and proofreading their book.

Paperback books

The paperback book is one of the most popular ways to publish a novel. These cost-effective solutions are ideal for bringing your first blockbuster into circulation.

Hardback books

We all know the feeling of being unable to put a book down, but what if your next great read is even better? Hardback binding will give you an edge on page-turning perfection.

Ready to self-publish? We've got you covered.

WTTB has taken the hard work out of publishing with our Book Super Centre, so you can be the next literary giant in no time.

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