My query is twofold.
First does anyone know anything about them? I've tried googling and got zilch.
Secondly . . .
A friend of mine gave me the detail of the above debut novel competition. It sounded like a good idea at first, but then my instincts kicked in. They've only published anthologies before (and few at that), so what do they know about publishing a novel? They seem so small I even doubt they have the connections with wholesalers, distributors, the media, bookstores etc to do the winner justice.
My main worry is however is that I'm selling myself short. I'm currently reworking my novel following comments made by agents and critiques. It has been a few years since I've approached agents and would like to try again in the next twelve months. Would it be a mistake to enter this competition with a minor indie? I can't help worrying that I could be missing out on a chance of signing with the big guns.
I've worked too hard for the novel to end up on some obscure backlist. I have this really good feeling about it, it could be a potential bestseller for all I know.