The Ian Govan Award

Here’s a challenge to all you writers out there. We at WordPlay have set up the Ian Govan Award, to run for the next five years on an annual basis (through to end 2017). What we’re looking for is a novel (or proposed novel) length work where the chief protagonist is named Ian. And don’t shorten it to “E”. It can be set anywhere, and be in any genre (except erotica). But if it has some humorous content, and perhaps a little social commentary, then all the better. You see, Ian was known for both when he was alive.The Ian Govan Award will run from January to December, with the final date for entry of December 31st each year. The prize will be free publication through WordPlay Publishing (, and €250 toward your marketing budget. If there are no entries, or none that we consider worthy of winning, then the €250 cash will be rolled over to the following year.To Enter:Send a brief outline of your story (no more than 400 words), with a character profile of ‘Ian’, and the first three chapters (all on word documents) to: wordplaypublishing@mail.comRemember to include your name and email address, and in the subject line of the email write “IAN GOVAN AWARD ENTRY”. That’s it: what could be easier?Good luck to all.PS If you want an insight into how Ian thought and wrote, then  why not buy Keep Write On? All royalties are split between The Ian Govan Award and Alzheimer’s Charities (click on link below, also available through Amazon and Kindle)

via The Ian Govan Award.


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