Good Housekeeping launches writing a novel competition with the chance to get published and a £25,000 advance

Good Housekeeping Magazine has launched a writing competition for budding novelists in association with Orion and agent Luigi Bonomi.

The competition appears in the magazine's January issue, which is on sale now. Good Housekeeping is looking for previously unpublished writers in any genre apart from children's, with first prize a £25,000 advance, help from the Orion editorial team and Bonomi, and the chance to have the winning book published with coverage in the magazine.

The judges will include Kate Mosse, Bonomi, Orion fiction publishing director Kate Mills and Good Housekeeping editorial director Lindsay Nicholson.

Nicholson said the magazine was "looking forward to discovering the UK's next big literary talent". Mills commented: "I'm always meeting writers who are feverishly working away in isolation and this is a fantastic opportunity to get that hard work read and recognised, with a great prize."

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