Welcome to our special competition. We've noticed that the winners of our story and poetry competitions often use this website to attract the attention of publishers - often a novelist will submit a short story to get their writing "out there". This is a competition for novelists - submit your work and the best entry will be put up on the website for two months.

So submit your work! It has to be a first chapter - you can't choose your best chapter from somewhere in the middle because the first chapter is the one publishers will want to read. It can be any length, any theme, any style, as long as it's good writing and it makes us want to read more.

This month we couldn't choose - so we've decided to pick two winners.