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New Voices First Novel Competition
Closing date: 31st May 2017.
Prizes: Start Up mentoring package worth £550.
Entry fee: £10.
Looking for: 50 pages of a novel, ready for submission, by a first-time writer.
Email: marion@adventuresinfiction.co.uk
Website: www.adventuresinfiction.co.uk

Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award
Closing date: 31st May 2017.
Prizes: £1,000 and mentoring.
Entry fee: £20.
Looking for: First 5,000-8,000 words of an unpublished debut novel for this novel competition organised by the Bridport Prize.
Website: www.bridportprize.org.uk

Yeovil Literary Prize
Closing date: 31st May 2017.
Prizes: for novels, £1,000, £250 and £100; for each of poems and short stories, £500, £200 and £100; for writing without restrictions £200, £100 and £50.
Entry fee: £11 for novels; £6 for short stories; £6 for one poem, £11 for three; writing without restrictions £5.
Looking for: novels (opening chapters and synopsis, up to 15,000 words), short stories (max 2,000 words, poems (up to 40 lines), and writing without restrictions.
Website: www.yeovilprize.co.uk

North Street Book Prize
Closing date: 30th June 2017.
Prizes: The winner of each category will receive $1,500, a marketing analysis and one-hour phone consultation with Carolyn Howard-Johnson, a $300 credit at BookBaby, and 3 free ads in the Winning Writers newsletter (a $450 value). Two honorable mentions in each category will receive $250.
Entry fee: $60 per book.
Looking for: Self-published books in categories: General Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction & Memoir.
Email: adam@winningwriters.com
Website: winningwriters.com/north

Mslexia Publications Women's Novel Competition 2017
Closing date: 18th September 2017.
Prizes: This year's winner will receive the £5,000 prize.
Entry fee: £25.00.
Looking for: Novels of at least 50,000 words written for adults (and young adults) in any genre by previously unpublished women novelists.
The competition is open to women of any nationality from any country, and welcomes 5,000 word extracts of completed, unpublished novels of at least 50,000 words in length (not including the title).
Further info: This year's winner will be chosen by 'queen of British historical fiction' Philippa Gregory. Joining her on the panel are agent Sarah Such and literary journalist Alex Clark.
Website: mslexia.co.uk/womens-novel-competition-2017/

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/




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