Rethink Press, a new Norfolk-based publishing business, is starting up to help writers get their work into print. And to celebrate its launch, budding authors have a chance to get their novel published through an exciting competition.
Set up by Lucy McCarraher, an East Anglian novelist and self-help author, Rethink offers an alternative route to traditional and self-publishing. The competition gives authors a chance to get their novels published within the next 12 months, with three prizes on offer including £1,999 worth of marketing and PR as well as an author website. All shortlisted entries will receive feedback from the judging panel and an hour long telephone coaching session. Lucy says: “Every year, thousands of writers with excellent books are rejected by traditional publishers for a variety of reasons. Some opt to self-publish, but this can be technologically challenging and many writers want the support of professionals to get their book into print. “I really want to share my experience with other writers, and I love working with them as an editor and publisher to make their work the best it can be. I’m hoping to discover some bestselling talent and help other writers to experience the thrill of seeing their book in print.” Competition judges include EDP Book Reviews Editor, Keiron Pim; Norfolk novelist, Amanda Addison; Sam Ruddock, literary blogger and programme manager at the Writers’ Centre Norwich; and novelist and writing coach, Cate Sweeney. To enter the competition or find out more about the workshop, visit Rethink.