Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Mills & Boon and The Lady Short Story Contest

From The National Trust Website:
Try your hand at writing a romantic short story and you could see it printed in The Lady magazine.

Our places are full of romance, from grand stately homes and magnificent castles to gorgeous gardens and charming cottages.

To help celebrate the publication of Scandalous Innocent, the National Trust and Mills & Boon have launched a romantic short story writing competition, using any of our places as the setting - a proposal, a wedding, an encounter in the rose garden, an ‘upstairs, downstairs’ tale – the options are endless.

How to enter
Visit The Lady website to enter and for competition terms and conditions.
The prizes
The winning entry will be published in The Lady magazine and there is a hamper of books, worth £200, for the runner-up. Stories should be not more than 1500 words in length and the deadline for entries is Saturday 31 July.

Mills & Boon Writing Workshops
To inspire you with top tips and hints for romantic fiction writing, Mills & Boon authors and editors will be holding a series of writing workshops at our places around the country.

Tickets cost £15 per person.
Places are limited to 30 people per workshop so book your place now.
To book a place, telephone the contact number shown under your chosen date (N.B. a booking fee may apply)

Quarry Bank Mill, Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire
Sunday 13 June, 10.30am – 12.30pm
With Mills and Boon author: India Grey
Tel: 01625 445845

Ham House, Richmond on Thames, Surrey
Thursday 17 June, 10.30am - 12.30pm
With Mills and Boon editor: Linda Fildew
Tel: 0844 249 1895

Blickling Hall, Blickling, Norwich, NorfolkS
aturday 19 June, 10.30am - 12.30pm
With Mills and Boon author: Kate Hardy
Tel: 0844 800 4308

National Trust, Heelis, Kemble Drive, Swindon,
WiltshireMonday 28 June, 2pm – 4pm
With Mills and Boon author: Nicola Cornick
Tel: 0844 249 1895

4 comments:

womagwriter said...

Hi Kate - Any idea what happened to this competition? All the links to it now come up with page not found or access denied. Do you know if the results were ever published online?

womagwriter said...

Just adding another comment because I forgot to tick the box for follow-up comments, doh.

Kate Walker said...

Hi Womag - funnily enough someone asked me about this contest only this weekend at the NAWG festival. I honestly have no idea of the answer but I will try to make some enquiries and see if I can find out anything. If I do, I'll get back to you

womagwriter said...

Thanks Kate. I'd advertised it on my blog too, and am now getting questions from people who entered it. Yes, please let me know if you find out anything about it - I suspect you have somewhat closer links with M&B than many of us!

 

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