Dating a runner
Before you enter, be sure to check out Anna’s guide to writing a synopsis here.Shortlisted entries will be judged by agents and editors from C W Agency and Trapeze Books, representatives from eharmony, and journalist and editor, Sarah Shaffi.Twin sisters Maddy and Elena Denner of Oak Ridge High School and Olivia O'Keeffe of Davis aren't just rivals in track and field.
To enter, you’ll need to submit the first 5,000 words of a love story, accompanied by a synopsis and short biography to [email protected] The winner will be offered a publishing contract with Trapeze – worth £10,000 – as well as mentoring from Trapeze author Anna Stuart.
They chat before races, embrace after them and vow a lasting friendship through college and beyond.
On Saturday in the 100th CIF State championships at Veterans Memorial Stadium in the heart of the searing-hot valley, Maddy and Elena made history, and the girl Maddy and Elena beat in the 1,600-meter run and some three hours later in the 3,200 came away all the more impressed.
eharmony has teamed up with Trapeze Books to launch ‘Write your own love story’ – a creative writing competition to find the next great love story.
And one lucky runner-up will win a place on the Curtis Brown Creative Online Novel-Writing Course, worth £200 – a prestigious part-time course, lasting six weeks!
Elena in the 3,200 won in .32, and Maddy was second in .56, a remarkable double feat considering the temperaturers, competition and the setting with an overflow crowd that provided energy amid cheers.