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Bracken Bower Prize
Closing date: 30th September 2017.
Prizes: £15,000.
Free entry.
Looking for: Best proposal for a business book on the challenges and opportunities for growth from a writer under 35.
Email: brackenbower@ft.com
Website: www.ft.com/work-careers/bracken-bower

McKitterick Prize
Closing date: 31st October 2017.
Prizes: £4,000.
Free entry.
Looking for: the best first novel by an author over the age of 40 on 31 December.
Email: info@societyofauthors.org
Website: www.societyofauthors.org

Flash 500 Novel Opening Chapter & Synopsis Competition
Closing date: 31st October 2017.
Prizes: £500 first prize, plus a runner's up prize of £200.
Entry fee: £10. Optional critique: £25.
Further info: The judges will be the senior editors at Crooked Cat Publishing.
Email: entry@flash500.com
Website: www.flash500.com/novel.html

The Caledonia Novel Award 2018
Entries close: 1st November, 2017 - Winner announced: February, 2018.
Prize: £1,000 for winner. Extra prize: Writer of best novel from UK + Ireland will win a free place on a week-long residential course at Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre.
Entry fee: £25.
Looking for: First 20 pages + 200-word synopsis and cover sheet.
Further info: Judge: Madeleine Milburn, literary agent and director at Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency.
Full terms and contact details: thecaledonianovelaward.com/rules-entry/

Betty Trask Prize
Closing date: 30th November 2017.
Prizes: £20,000 total, to be used for foreign travel.
Free entry.
Looking for: For published or unpublished, traditional or romantic (not experimental) first novels by authors under the age of 35 on 31st December.
Email: info@societyofauthors.org
Website: www.societyofauthors.org

Somerset Maugham Awards
Closing date: 30th November 2017.
Prizes: Total prize fund of £10,000, to be used for foreign travel.
Free entry.
Looking for: Published work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry by an author under 35.
Email: pjohnson@societyofauthors.org
Website: www.societyofauthors.org

Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition
Closing date: 8th December 2017.
Prizes: Publication deal worth £10,000. All longlisted writers receive an editorial report
Entry fee: £15.
Looking for: For full-length novels, 30,000-80,000 words, suitable for readers aged 7-18.
Email: hello@chickenhousebooks.com
Website: www.chickenhousebooks.com/submissions


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