Philadelphia-based publishing company Quirk Books has announced a new competition for unpublished manuscripts. Called ‘Looking for Love’, the winner will receive US$10,000 (an advance on future royalties) and publication of their work. The competition is open to both professional and amateur writers, and entrants can be of any nationality and based anywhere in the world. Manuscripts must be at least 50,000 words, be written in English and feature a love story. Visit the Quirk Books website to download the entry form or for further information. Entries close Tuesday 1 October 2013. Quirk Books was founded in 2002 and publishes around 25 books each year. Their bestselling titles include Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. For more writing competitions and publication opportunities check out our June and July Opportunities for Writers list.