Hookline Prize

At Hookline Books we let serious book groups select the novels for publication. We begin the process with the Hookline  Novel Competition. This is open only to  students and graduates of MA writing  courses. The judges are book groups from  around the UK. Writers submit the first three chapters of their  work and a brief synopsis. These are bound  in collections and sent to book groups, who  have three months to read and review. The  writers whose works come out on top are  then asked to submit their complete novels.  Again, these are bound and sent to book  groups who rate them on plot, character  development, writing style and reader  satisfaction. This is the fourth year of the competition and,  so far, two books have been published each year.