Hodder Partners With the RNA in Prize to Celebrate Mike Gayle's 25 Years

Photograph: Rodney Beckford

Hodder & Stoughton along with the Romantic Novelists’ Association have announced a prize as part of Hodder and Mike Gayle’s 25th anniversary celebration.

This one-off prize, Love at First Line, is open to unpublished writers in commercial romance fiction from Black, Asian and Mixed Heritage backgrounds. The winner will receive £2,500 and one-on-one sessions with Mike and commissioning editors at Hodder.

Submissions are open from today until October 1st. Writers are asked to submit the first 5,000 words of their novels and a 500 word summary. More details and link to submit here.

Mike will be judging alongside his agent, Ariella Feiner, and longtime editor, Nick Sayers. 

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