Lulu and Writing Magazine’s adult novel competition winner announced teamed up with Writing Magazine at the end of  2017 to run an adult novel writing competition with the winner receiving  a complete publishing package, including marketing and promotion.

We were looking for a previously unpublished novel manuscript which has obvious mass appeal and deserves to reach a wider audience.

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The winner was Ute Manecke, born in southern Germany but now resident in Milton Keynes, where she works as a librarian at the Open University. Ute’s book The Snowstorm brings together five disparate characters in a barn during a snowstorm on New Year’s Eve and explores their interconnected relationships as they reveal themselves to each other.

Runner-up was Stephen Whitehouse, Birmingham, a nurse and careers advisor, who predominantly writes speculative fiction. His novel Sole Mate tells the story of two people whose love spans 12,000 years and various reincarnations. will publish Ute’s winning book later this year.

Reproduced by permission of Writing Magazine

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