04 Jan 2024 / News
David Fickling Books are looking for a special new storyteller. Could it be you?
Arvon are delighted to be partnering with David Fickling Books in their Search for a Storyteller competition for a limited time, to new, un-agented, un-published authors.
Arvon will be helping DFB look for and nurture a new author who we can build an exciting creative partnership with; someone who we can help thrive; someone who has stories inside them that we can help bring to the world.
For the month of February 2024, DFB will be accepting unsolicited submissions in our Search for a Storyteller.
What We’re Looking For:
David Fickling Books and Arvon are looking for a writer with huge potential who wants to grow and hone their skills. Someone who is passionate about bringing new stories to readers over a sustained career and who is inspired by the prospect of editorial development. We want to hear from writers who have stories burning inside them, who can write in new and unique ways, who can make readers feel seen and recognised. We are open to all genres, all styles and all voices, aimed at readers between 8-19 years old.
The winning author will receive:
Shortlisted authors will receive an editorial report on their submission.
We regret that we cannot offer feedback to all entrants, but thank all submitters sincerely for being bold enough to enter our competition.
What To Submit:
We ask writers to email firstname.lastname@example.org and attach, all in one Word document or PDF:
How To Submit:
Please send your cover letter, synopsis and full manuscript to email@example.com. Entries will be accepted between 00:00 1st February 2024 – 23:59 29th February 2024. Entries sent outside this timeframe will not be considered. There is no submission fee.
If You Have Questions:
We have a video here, explaining the application process and deadlines. It will also be available to watch on Instagram & Twitter (@dfb_storyhouse / @arvonfoundation @arvon__). We will also be holding a Twitter Q&A in January (date to be announced).
We are so excited to read your submission!
At DFB we want our authors to feel like they’re inside the company – to feel like valued members of our team, who can call our office with a question and know any member of staff who answers the phone. We cannot wait to discover a new writer to join our Storyhouse and be part of our family for years to come. Good luck!
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