Writing Competition {OPEN!} – Submit a Chapter!

Hello writerlies!

Today we have some exciting news! We are declaring the first writing competition here on These Writerly Conundrums open! It is open internationally, as long as your entry is written in English! We want to read all your lovely novel chapters. Find out what you can do to enter below! become-a-writer


Throughout this month we have given you plenty of novel writing tips, and we want to see them put into practice! As NaNoWriMo is also coming to an end, you writers must be sure to have something to submit! Send us a chapter of your novel, maximum word count of 1000 words! Make it your best!


Email us your submission at thesewriterly@gmail.com

In the subject please include your name, and the title of the chapter/novel you are submitting. Microsoft word submissions can be attached or the chapter can be copied into the body of the email. Make sure it is maximum 1000 words because we will not read any further than that mark. In the body of the email make sure to include how we can reach you if you are a winner as well.


All submissions must be sent before the 7th of December. Anything received after that date will not be entered into the competition.


Read about the prize in detail below. The wonderful author Charlotte Huang who is soon to be releasing her debut novel has sponsored us with these fabulous prizes for first and second place!

1st Place: $10 Itunes Giftcard and certificate!

2nd Place: Some Swag related to For the Record and a certificate!


21424692If Almost Famous were a YA novel… a raw, honest debut celebrating music, friendship, romance, and life on the road.

Chelsea thought she knew what being a rock star was like… until she became one. After losing a TV talent show, she slid back into small-town anonymity. But one phone call changed everything
Now she’s the lead singer of the band Melbourne, performing in sold-out clubs every night and living on a bus with three gorgeous and talented guys. The bummer is that the band barely tolerates her. And when teen heartthrob Lucas Rivers take an interest in her, Chelsea is suddenly famous, bringing Melbourne to the next level—not that they’re happy about that. Her feelings for Beckett, Melbourne’s bassist, are making life even more complicated.
Chelsea only has the summer tour to make the band—and their fans—love her. If she doesn’t, she’ll be back in Michigan for senior year, dying a slow death. The paparazzi, the haters, the grueling schedule… Chelsea believed she could handle it. But what if she can’t?

8041886About Charlotte: Charlotte Huang is a graduate of Smith College and received an MBA from Columbia Business School, which is clearly something every aspiring writer should do. When not glued to her computer, she cheers her two sons on at sporting events and sometimes manages to stay up late enough to check out bands with her music agent husband. Charlotte lives in Los Angeles and is the author of For the Record (Delacorte, 2015)

Stalk her! On Twitter, her website, Instagram or Goodreads! Or maybe just check out her new book?


9 thoughts on “Writing Competition {OPEN!} – Submit a Chapter!

  1. If the mean length of a novel is 64,000 words, one can assume chapters are much more than 1,000 words. Thus you show selection bias with your artificial limit to 1,000 words. My prologue alone is 1700 words and each chapter runs at 7,000 or there-abouts.

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    • Yes, chapters are more likely to be much longer than that. But simply we couldn’t accept much longer ones seeing as we have to take into account the time it would take to read all the entries. But please do send the first 1000 whether it is a complete chapter or not and you will still stand a fair chance – we’re going in with an open mind.


  2. Hi Olivia, I would love to have entered a chapter from by book Harry the Louse, but they tend to be about 5,000 words. I could enter the first part, about 900 words, but to be honest that may be a strange thing to do. On the other hand, I would really love an honest review of the whole book. What do you think?

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    • I think you should enter the first 1000 words or the first 900! We do understand that it would be only a part of a bigger novel and not an entire story, but unfortunately we don’t have time to read more at the current moment :/


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