Some of you budding authors out there might like to know that the BBC has just launched a massive writing competition, to find 'the greatest real-life stories never told'. And guess what the prize is? A real life publishing deal! There's not just one winner either: up to five finalists could be offered a book contract, complete with a proper advance and royalties. The real McCoy.
'My Story' was launched at the start of this month. You can read more about it on their website, but basically what they are after is true stories, on any theme, told in 300 – 1,500 words.
Mark Bell, Arts Commissioner at the Beeb said: 'My Story aims to get the whole nation reading, writing and telling their most remarkable stories.'