Checklists and Formatting


For submissions over 10MB please contact us via email us at for a Dropbox, Onedrive, or Google Drive link.

  • Entrant’s name doesn’t appear ANYWHERE on the entry except entry form.

  • Target publisher, manuscript title, total manuscript length (not extract) in the header, and sequential page numbers in the header or footer are on all pages.

  • All synopsises must be 600 words in length and SINGLE SPACED.

  • The entry does not exceed the maximum word.

  • Electronic lodgement includes the entry form, entry files and you have completed the payment.     

  • Entry is saved in Microsoft Word format or Word compatible ONLY.

  • The page is A4 portrait orientation;

  • The text is double-spaced;

  • The text is indented to indicate paragraphs;

  • Margins are set to 2.5cm all around;

  • Font size is 12 point: Courier or Courier New font, or Times New Roman.

  • The electronic entry form has your files attached, saved in Microsoft Word format or Word compatible ONLY.


Download the competition guidelines

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