Anyone Want to Go Dutch? A Novel Opportunity for Writers. Ribbit. Ribbit.

If you’ve got a novel at home sitting around doing nothing except smoking cigarettes, drinking beer and flicking popcorn at your head until a willing publisher comes along with a big pile of cash, then this novel opportunity is definitely for YOU!
See attached link from Dublin Writers Festival.
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You can send your novel in for a tenner, it seems, with a chance to pitch it to various publishers if selected.  It even applies to novels that have been self-published.*  Sounds all good to me, as Mister Dempsey would sing.
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Get your novel out of the house now!
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Who knows?  – this time next year you could be a best-selling millionaire and trying to move all your cash to Holland for tax purposes like Bono while still enjoying all the public benefits of actually living and breathing in Ireland. * A definite win-win situation I’m sure you’ll agree! You’ve now officially found what you’ve been looking for. Dah-Dah!
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Even Alan Purple the giant electronic frog with pink lips is sending in his coming-of-age novel!
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*A beginners course in Dutch and a free phrasebook is also included with the prize, apparently.
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What people are saying already about this competition –
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“It’s does exactly what it says on the Tintern Abbey.” William Wordsworth.
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This is a little of their blurb for your information (and I do like a good blurb me, as you know) –
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The closing date for applications is midnight on Thursday 27th March.
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Ever dream of writing a bestseller? Then this is the event for you! We are looking for 60 top quality authors to pitch their work to 5 leading literary agents in Ireland’s largest ever talent spotting event. To be in with a chance to take part in the event, submit the first 10 pages of your completed book in hard copy with the application form and €10 entry fee. The successful chosen applicants will be given the opportunity to attend a special seminar day on publishing and pitch their book to one of the following agents:
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  • Faith O’Grady of the Lisa Richards Agency (general and commercial fiction)
  • Simon Trewin, Partner and Head of Literary at WME (literary & short fiction)
  • Madeleine Milburn, Madeleine Milburn Literary TV & Film Agency (crime fiction)
  • Sallyanne Sweeney of Mulcahy Associates (young adult)
Polly Nolan of the Greenhouse Literary Agency (picture books up to middle grade)
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