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So, what’s the next chapter?

F. Scott Fitzgerald, Joseph Heller, Elmore Leonard. Fay Weldon, Gabriel Garcia- Marquez, Salman Rushdie.

Some of the greatest writers in history started in advertising. And we’re looking to unearth the next.

Pen 4,000 words of fiction, win a £2,000 prize, then who knows where your writing will take you next.

Judged by Tim Waterstone, the deadline for entries to The Winston Fletcher Fiction Prize is 31 October 2017