I won the Good Housekeeping novel competition! It feels so good to finally be able to say that. It’s the biggest and best news I’ve ever received and I haven’t been able to talk about it for months.
I entered the competition on a whim, I didn’t expect anything to come from it, but I wanted to keep putting my novel out into the world, in the hope that something would happen, that my novel, The Box, would find its home.
Now it has!
The prize for winning the competition is representation by Amanda Preston from LBA Books and a publishing contract with Orion. I’m beyond excited and incredibly happy.
There will be lots of news to follow, including how I got to this point - it’s taken seven years, so there’s lots to say!
I can’t wait to keep you in the loop with everything that’s happening.
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Claire Wade is the winner of the Good Housekeeping Novel Competition and author of The Choice. She was bed bound for six years with severe ME, trapped in a body that wouldn't do what she wanted. She now writes about women who want to break free from the constraints of their lives, a subject she's deeply familiar with.