Dear British Society for the History of Science,

I am writing to inform you about Undiscovered Authors, a nationwide writing competition run by BookForce, a London based publishing company. Undiscovered Authors is the UK’s first national competition aimed at seeking out new literary talent on any subject, and is open to everyone aged 18 and over.

We are looking for people with interesting insights, facts or stories to convey, from a fantasy science-fiction novel, an astronomy guide, research into Evolution, understanding of the Nuclear Age, Forensics, a history of influential Scientists, Dietetics, a paper on Biochemistry etc. Through this competition we are hoping to expand individual’s horizons by encouraging them to communicate their knowledge in the written form.

Entries can be on any subject matter, under the categories of General Fiction, Non-Fiction and Academic. The competition is launching in 16 different regions across the UK and Ireland with great financial rewards of £1,000 per category for each region. Three winners from each region will then be entered into a national final with winning prizes of £10,000 for General Fiction, £5,000 for Non Fiction and £2,000 for Academic.

To enter the competition an online registration form must be completed, and a sample chapter and synopsis of the entrants work provided by the closing date of 31st December 2005. Entry to the competition is free.

Undiscovered Authors is designed to encourage anyone to become published to whatever level they may aspire……they do say there’s a book in each of us!

Please find more information online at, including details of mini opening page competitions at a location near you. If you need any more details please do not hesitate to contact me directly on 0207 529 3747 or [email protected] and I would be happy to discuss the competition in more detail.

Yours Faithfully

Natalie Matthews Undiscovered Authors