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  • Please ensure that the file name is the title of the story and ensure that this is also in the subject line of your email.
  • Entries must be in either a doc., docx, or pdf. No other formats will be accepted.
  • Entries must be double spaced in a clear font (Times New Roman or similar) and pages numbered.
  • The novel’s title must be on every page but your name should not appear anywhere on the story.
    The covering letter should include the following details: your name, the title of your novel, your email address and telephone number, a brief CV or publication history and the genre of your novel if applicable (e.g. uplit, romance, contemporary, historical, psychological thriller, fantasy, crime, women’s, literary)
  • If payment is made using a different name, it is essential you include that name in the email you send with the story.


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The Blue Pencil Agency Team

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BPA Pitch Prize 2019

Full Name
Email address
PayPal email address
Contact number
Novel Title
Conditions of Entry
Please Upload three files:

1. File containing first 500 words of your opening chapter.
2. File with your 300 word synopsis.
3. A covering letter with some information about yourself/career as a writer.

Entries must be in either a doc, docx, or pdf. No other formats will be accepted.
First 500 Words of Opening Chapter
File 1
300 Word Synopsis
File 2
Cover Letter
File 3
Additional information