The Week of Writing Competition

From September 1st until September 9th, Dutch magazine Schrijven will hold their sixth annual Week van het Schrijven.

ABC is happy to announce we will sponsor their Writing Competition!

The overall winner will be able to print 10 copies of their book on our Espresso Book Machine, as well as receive an hour of assistance to put together an eye-catching cover. Finally, to remind you that self-publishing can, indeed, be very successful, the winner will be given a Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy boxed set!

All other long-listed authors will receive a € 25,- gift certificate with which to print a copy of their masterpiece on our Espresso Book Machine.

How can you win one of these fabulous prizes?

You must do two things:

  • Write a pitch (max. 100 words) explaining why your manuscript deserves to be turned into a book – even if you haven’t written it yet. You can also pitch a friend’s manuscript.
  • Write a synopsis of your story (max. 100 words).

The Writing Competition starts on September 3rd and runs all month. Please note that the Week van het Schrijven organizers will judge the competition – we at ABC are just supplying the goodies!

Keep a watchful eye on’s website for details of where to send in your pitch and when.

For more information about Week van het Schrijven activities near you please check their website.  ABC will have extra EBM demonstrations in both Amsterdam and The Hague.