Readers are being asked to send in the first pages of novels - always the most crucial words in any book since they have to tempt potential readers to keep turning the pages.
First prize is £250, second prize £100 and third prize £50. The closing date is 29 April 2011.
Details can be found at www.wordswithjam.co.uk/competition. Even if you don't plan to enter the competition and you are a writer or budding writing you might wish to check out the e magazine for some useful articles.