Killing It Prize T&Cs

Competition Terms and Conditions

  1. The title of the competition is Killing It. It shall be referred to as the Competition through these terms and conditions.
    1. The competition starts on Thursday 7th January 2021
    1. Closing Date is midnight on 7TH April 2021
    1. No entries received after the date at 1.3 will be accepted.
    1. Only one entry allowed per household.
    1. No purchase necessary.
  • The competition is open to all UK residents except employees of HARPERCOLLINS UK PUBLISHERS LTD. (or their parent, subsidiaries or any affiliated companies) and their immediate families, who are not allowed to enter the competition.
    • If you are under the age of 18, you must obtain written parental or guardian consent to enter and receive your editorial report. The Promoter may ask the winner to provide proof of age.
    • Any application containing incorrect, false or unreadable information will be rejected. Any applications made on behalf of or for another person or multiple entries will not be included in the competition.
  • This competition is promoted by HARPERCOLLINS UK PUBLISHERS LTD.
    • The contact details are:
      • Telephone number: 0141 306 3100
      • Postal address: HarperCollins Publishers, The News Building, 1 London Bridge St, London SE1 9GF
  • Prize
  • The prize is an individual editorial report on your manuscript from a HarperCollins editor.
    • The number of prizes available is: three (3).
    • The number of winners expected is three (3).
    • The prize is non-refundable, non-transferable and subject to availability. No guarantee is given as to the quality of the prize.
    • No cash or prize alternatives are available.
    • HARPERCOLLINS UK PUBLISHERS LTD. reserve the right in their reasonable discretion to substitute any prize with a prize of equal or greater value.
    • The prize will be delivered to the winner by no later than 1st September 2021
  • Rules
  • Submit an entry to the crime writing competition organisers through the provided email address.
    • Download the terms and conditions from our competition website at and send entries to: by the Closing Date.
    • The winner of the competition will be selected by HarperCollins editors and one independent judge based on the following criteria: The work entered must be of the commercial crime, suspense AND/OR thriller genre. Writers must submit up to 10,000 words in size 12 font. Writers must submit a synopsis up to one A4 pages. Writers must submit a short biography (of no more than 5 sentences) about the author of the work.
    • The winner will be notified by e-mail no later than the 1st August 2021.
    • HARPERCOLLINS UK PUBLISHERS LTD.’s decision as to who has won the competition shall be final.
    • To obtain the name of the prize winner after the closing date, please write to Killing It, c/o HarperCollins Publishers, The News Building, 1 London Bridge St, London SE1 9GF
    • The entry instructions are part of the Terms and Conditions for this competition.
    • Any dispute relating to the competition shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
  • Data Protection
  • By entering this competition, you are agreeing that if you win your name may be used for the purpose of announcing the winner in any related publicity with HARPERCOLLINS UK PUBLISHERS LTD. however, you may withdraw your consent to this at any time.
    • Any personal information you give us will be used solely for this competition and will not be passed on to any other parties without your agreement. HarperCollins’ privacy policy can be found at:
  • Accepting these terms
  • By entering the competition you are agreeing to accept these Terms and Conditions. Any breach of these Terms and Conditions by you will mean that your entry will not be valid, and you will not be allowed to enter this competition.
    • Under no circumstances will HARPERCOLLINS UK PUBLISHERS LTD. be responsible for any loss, damages, costs or expenses arising from or in any way connected with any errors, defects, interruptions, malfunctions or delays in the promotion of the competition or prize.
    • HARPERCOLLINS UK PUBLISHERS LTD. will not be responsible unless required by law, for any loss, changes, costs or expenses, which may arise in connection with this competition and HARPERCOLLINS UK PUBLISHERS LTD. can cancel or alter the competition at any stage.
  • Copyright in entries
    • The author retains copyright to their entry.
    • HARPERCOLLINS UK PUBLISHERS LTD. reserve the right to first refusal on the three winning entries and the right to offer publishing contract(s) to winning contestants. Any publishing contract(s) offered will remain separate to the competition.