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***award Winner*** Heavenly Success

February 2010

Heaven Can WaitCally Taylor’s debut novel Heaven Can Wait was awarded Debut Novel of the Year award and Book of the Year in chicklitreviews.com book awards 2009, beating the likes of Sophie Kinsella and Cecilia Aherne. Heaven Can Wait was also first book ever to receive a 10/10 review on chicklitclub.com!!



A Heavenly Debut

October 2009

Heaven Can WaitThere is great excitement over the publication of Cally Taylor’s fantastic debut Heaven Can Wait. Published on 15th October this fabulous novel it has already gone into the W H Smith charts.

Foreign rights have now been sold to Goldmann in Germany, Konyvmolykepzo in Hungary; Crown in Taiwan; Beijing Booky Company in China; Bertrand Brasil in Brazil; Versatil in Spain and Eksmo in Russia.   

Heaven Can Wait Short Story Writing Competition

October 2009

Cally TaylorTo celebrate the publication we are running a free to enter short story competition to give another unpublished writer a boost!

The top 3 stories will win a one-on-one consultation with an agent from The Darley Anderson Agency.

1st prize: £100; A One-on-one consultation with an agent from the Darley Anderson Literary Agency; Signed copy of "Heaven Can Wait"; Signed jacket artwork of "Heaven Can Wait"; Three books by Orion’s #1 bestselling authors  - Ian Rankin, Maeve Binchy and Linwood Barclay

2nd prize: £50; One-on-one consultation with an agent from the Darley Anderson Literary Agency; Signed copy of "Heaven Can Wait"

3rd prize: £25; One-on-one consultation with an agent from the Darley Anderson Literary Agency; Signed copy of "Heaven Can Wait"

5 runner up prizes: Signed copy of "Heaven Can Wait"

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING RULES CAREFULLY

By entering the HEAVEN CAN WAIT short story competition, you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions;

1. Competition closing date is 15 January 2010. Entries received after this date will not be entered into the competition. The promoter does not accept any responsibility for lost or late entries. Proof of sending will not be accepted as proof of receipt.

2. Only entries received by post will be accepted. Entries will not be returned. Send your fictional story of no more than 1,000 words on the theme of “Heaven” to:

'Heaven Can Wait Short Story Competition'
Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency
Estelle House
11 Eustace Road
London SW6 1JB

NB: stories written for children will not be entered into the competition

  • Your story must be double spaced, Times New Roman, 12 point font and pages must be numbered. Please include the title but NOT your name on your story. Please attach a separate cover sheet that includes the following: the title of your story, word count, your name, address, email address and telephone number.

  • The competition is only open to residents of the UK and Ireland who have not had a novel or short story collection published and/or do not have a publishing contract, except employees of the Orion Publishing Group, any associated Hachette company, their families, its agents or anyone professionally connected with the prize draw.  Only one entry per person will be accepted.

  • You warrant that your story is original to you and does not infringe the legal right of any other party. You warrant that your story has not previously been published in print, on the internet or in any other format throughout the world.

  • All entries will be read anonymously by Cally Taylor, Sally Quilford and Tamsyn Murray who will provide a short-list of twenty stories to the Darley Anderson Agency. Representatives from the Darley Anderson Agency and the Orion Publishing Group will judge the twenty shortlisted stories and select three prizewinners (1st, 2nd and 3rd) and five runners up. The results of the competition will be posted on this website (www.callytaylor.co.uk) by 15 of April 2010.

  • The winning three stories will be published on www.callytaylor.co.uk by 15 April 2010 where they will remain online at the discretion of the promoter. Copyright in the stories will be retained by the authors who grant to the promoter and the Orion Publishing Group a non-exclusive licence to use extracts from the work to publicise and promote the competition, the website, Cally Taylor and/or “Heaven Can Wait”.

  • All prize winners will be contacted by phone or email by 15 April 2010. The prize winners must respond within 14 days to accept their prize.  (Prizes: 1st prize - £100 cheque, one-on-one 45 minute consultation with an agent from the Darley Anderson Literary Agency, signed copy of "Heaven Can Wait", signed jacket artwork of "Heaven Can Wait", 3 novels by Ian Rankin, Maeve Binchy and Linwood Barclay. 2nd prize - £50 cheque, one-on-one 45 minute consultation with an agent from the Darley Anderson Literary Agency, signed copy of "Heaven Can Wait". 3rd prize - £25 cheque, one-on-one 45 minute consultation with an agent from the Darley Anderson Literary Agency, signed copy of "Heaven Can Wait". 5 runner up prizes - signed copy of "Heaven Can Wait". No cash alternatives to these prizes will be made available.

  • Prize winners attending a one-on-one consultation will be required to take up their prize before 31 December 2010 and to pay for their own transportation to the address of the promoter. The date of the one-on-one consultation will be arranged by the agent. Alternatively, a phone appointment may be arranged for prize winners unable to travel to the promoter.

  • Entering or winning the competition does not guarantee an offer of representation from the Darley Anderson Literary Agency or publication by the Orion Publishing Group.

  • The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. A full list of judges and prize winners may be made available on request by writing to the promoter at the address below.

  • The promoter reserves the right to withdraw or amend this competition at any time without notice.

  • The promoter is Cally Taylor in association with The Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency
    Estelle House
    11 Eustace Road
    London SW6 1JB

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