Your chance to win a contract with a top literary agent
How to enter: Write a synopsis or brief description (500 words) of the novel you have written (or want to write) plus 1,500 words to show your writing style.
This might be the opening of the first chapter or a dramatic passage from any part.
An unfinished novel can win as the judges are looking for potential.
Entry costs £15 and all entry fees will be donated to The Whitehawk Inn, a Brighton-based charity focused on training people and helping them get into work.
The winner and holder of the first ever Sussex Writers Awards Trophy will be awarded a contract with a top literary agent. The judges include Kate Mosse, Peter James, bestselling crime and thriller novelist and Louise Rennison, author and comedienne, perhaps best known for her Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series for teenage girls.
The competition closes for entry at midnight on December 1st 2010.