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Writers’ Day Sponsor and £2,000 TLC Pen Factor Prizes Announced

We are delighted to confirm that IngramSpark are the official sponsor of the TLC Writers’ Day on Saturday June 11th for which there are still tickets available (though selling quickly).

All Writers’ Day ticket-holders are eligible to submit previously unpublished work to the fifth annual TLC Pen Factor Competition 2016 with a fast-approaching closing date of May 23rd. Five shortlisted writers will get the opportunity to pitch their work live to our expert panel at Writers’ Day and receive feedback from our 2016 judges:

Piers Blofeld (literary agent, Sheil Land)
Valerie Brandes (publisher and editor, Jacaranda Books)
Gautam Malkani (novelist, Londonstani)
Juliet Mushens (literary agent, United Talent Agency)

First Prize worth £2,000:

  • Up to a year of TLC support including a full manuscript assessment (value circa £600) and access to an Industry Day at TLC with a literary agent and editor
  • £500 printing services from Writers’ Day sponsor IngramSpark
  • £50 National Book Token
  • 90-minute professional development planning session with literature development agency Spread the Word OR 60-minute funding bid advice session (value £90)
  • A one-day writing retreat with Urban Writers’ Retreat (value £45)
  • One year’s free Individual Membership to BookMachine (value £36)
  • Marketing mentoring package including two 2-hour consultations with marketing and branding consultancy CreateThinkDo (value £250)
  • A TLC Showcase feature on the TLC website home page and in our newsletter which reaches 4,500 dedicated writers and industry professionals

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How to Submit:

Full guidelines including eligibility criteria will be emailed once you have booked your Writers’ Day ticket. Please read the guidelines carefully and once ready to submit, send the following to with the subject header TLC Pen Factor 2016:

* Your booking reference
* Full name, email address, telephone number
* Brief biography
* The first 2,500 words of your book (as a Word document, attached)
* One-page Synopsis, pitch letter addressed Dear Agent/Publisher (as Word documents, attached)



From print on demand to e-book publishing, IngramSpark makes getting your content to readers across the planet easy. As official sponsor of the TLC Writers’ Day, IngramSpark is offering printing services to the value of £500 to the TLC Pen Factor Writing Competition 2016 Winner. I

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