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YouWriteOn & Orion Competition Results

Thank you to everyone for their competition entries, there was a very large interest in the competition and The Legacy by Katherine Webb, discovered on YouWriteOn by Orion, reached the top three on Amazon during last month. You can also vote for your favourite of the eight TV Book Club books by clicking here before 23rd August. Everyone who votes will be entered into a draw to win £100 worth of National Book Tokens provided by the TV Book Club. Please vote if you get the opportunity as the TV Book Club helps establish and publicise new writers, and this may encourage further publishers and agents to look at your stories on The TV Book Club has been nationally promoted, and the results of the vote could promote media attention to look at other new writers on site. 

Orion Critique Winner:   L Willocks, London
The Runners Up
Each runner-up will receive a copy of The Legacy
Kate Grimes
Catherine Kirby
Chris Pitt
Robert Smith
Perry Bond
Gail Jones
James Natto
Thomas Dean
Gloria Berneville-Claye
Sheila Corbishley

Leading publisher Orion, publisher of bestselling authors such as Ian Rankin and Terry Pratchett,  and Arts Council funded new writers’ site launch this competition for budding fiction authors with a critique from a senior editor from Orion for the winner's opening chapters as the main prize. The competition is to celebrate our 2010 book awards this year - view results - and the publication of The Legacy by Katherine Webb, last year's YouWriteOn's Book of the Year Award Winner in 2009. Orion discovered The Legacy on, and the story has already become a top seller in bookstores this summer after being chosen as one of the eight books for Channel Four’s TV Book Club Summer Reads this year. Read the first 6 pages from The Legacy on the link below and answer the question below to enter the competition. The winner, who will be chosen at random from the correct entrants, receives a critique for their opening chapters from senior Orion editor Sara O'Keefe and 10 runners-up will each receive a copy of The Legacy. Closing date for entries is 16th August 2010.

The Legacy by Katherine Webb - Novel extract on link beneath cover image below

Click here to view The Legacy on Amazon and click on the 'Look Inside' the Book link just above the cover on the Amazon page to view the extract. The answer to the question below is in the first six pages of the story extract.  The Legacy reached number one on the Amazon UK contemporary fiction charts during July 2010

The Legacy Competition Question

Email the answer to the following question to and add 'YouWriteOn Competition'  followed by your answer to the question below in the subject header of your email. Add your address in the email (for delivery of The Legacy should you be one of the runner-ups). All members are eligible to enter, click here to join. The winners of the competition will be chosen at random and the overall winner's name will be displayed here during the week of 16th August 2010. The overall winner will receive the Orion editor critique for up to the first 10,000 words of their novel.

Competition Question: What is the name of Erica and Beth Calcott's grandmother in the extract?

Click here to join YouWriteOn


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