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Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: 1 year's free mentoring worth £1,000 or (for those who have completed mentoring) 100 copies of the novel + publishing contract. Entry fee: £12 per novel. Looking for: Adult and crossover novels only (no children's fiction). Submit only the first 10,000 words of the work. Shortlisted entrants will be asked to send their full manuscript. Further info: Entries should be submitted electronically, via the form on the website. Open to those who have not had a novel previously published. (those with self-published novels may enter). Website: https://www.cinnamonpress.com/annual-debut-novel-or-novella-prize New Voices Competition Closing date: 14th September 2018. Prizes: Start Up mentoring package worth £550.00 Entry fee: £10. Looking for: First page of a novel and a one-page synopsis by a first-time writer. Email: marion@adventuresinfiction.co.uk Website: http://adventuresinfiction.co.uk/new-voices-competition/ Grindstone International Novel Prize Closing date: 28th September 2018. Prizes: Grand Prize: £1,000; Runner Up: £100. The short list entries will be published in the year-end Anthology.. Entry fee: £20.00. Looking for: The opening chapter(s) of your novel, up to 3,000 words of fiction in any genre. Further details: Every entrant will receive critical feedback on their work. Website: https://www.grindstoneliterary.com/competitions Southword Fiction Chapbook Competition Closing date: 30th September 2018. Prizes: The winning chapbooks will be published and made available internationally through Amazon. Winning authors will receive advances of 250 euro each and twenty copies of their chapbook. The finished publications will be (along with preliminary pages) between 32-45 pages in length. Entry fee: €25.00 EUR. Looking for: manuscripts 10,000 -15,000 words in length, which can consist of a novella, a long short story, several short stories or a collection of flash fiction or a mix of stories and flash. Website: http://www.munsterlit.ie Bracken Bower Prize Business Book of the Year Award Closing date: 30th September 2018. 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. No longer than 5,000 words. Website: https://www.ft.com/brackenbower The Retreat West Novel Prize 2018 Closing date: 19th August 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize: A standard publishing contract with Retreat West Books for a paperback and ebook edition of the novel, with a £500 advance; 2nd Prize: A full MS critique and editorial report from Amanda Saint; 3rd Prize: A year’s Gold Author Membership with Retreat West. Every writer that enters the competition will also receive an ebook copy of the winning novel when it is published. Entry fee: £15.00. Looking for: Send the first 7,500 words only of your novel and a maximum 500 word synopsis all in the same document. The 10 shortlisted writers will be asked to submit their full manuscript. Website: https://www.retreatwest.co.uk/the-retreat-west-novel-prize/ Mslexia Women’s Fiction Awards 2018: Children’s Novel Competition Closing date: 1st October 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize: £5,000. Also the winner and four finalists will receive manuscript feedback, and introductions to agents and editors, at a special event held in London. Entry fee: £25 per novel extract. Looking for: 5,000 word extracts of completed, unpublished novels for children or YA readers, of at least 15,000 words in length (not including the title). Email: competitions@mslexia.co.uk Website: https://mslexia.co.uk/products/womens-fiction-awards-childrens-novel-competition/   Mslexia Women’s Fiction Awards 2018: Novella Competition Closing date: 1st October 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize: £1,000, plus co-publication by Mslexia and leading independent publisher Galley Beggar Press. The winner will have the opportunity to have their novella published by Mslexia and Galley Beggar Press. Entry fee: £15 per novella extract. Looking for: The competition is open to women of any nationality from any country, and welcomes unpublished fiction for adults or YA readers, of between 10,000 and 40,000 words in length (not including the title) in any genre. Email: competitions@mslexia.co.uk Website: https://mslexia.co.uk/products/womens-novella-competition-2018/ Eyelands Book Awards 2018 Closing date: 20th October 2018. Prizes: Grand Prize for published books - Five-day holiday in Athens plus a special handmade ceramic; Grand Prize for unpublished books - publication from Strange Days Books; Plus six more prizes. Entry fee: $30.00. Looking for: Poetry, novellas, short story collections. novels. Website: www.eyelandsawards.com Flash 500 Novel Opening Chapter & Synopsis Competition Closing date: 31st October 2018. Entry fee: £10. Optional critique: £25. Prizes: £500 first prize, plus a runner's up prize of £200. Email: entry@flash500.com Further info: The judges will be the senior editors at Crooked Cat Publishing. Website: http://www.flash500.com/index_files/novel.html Caledonia Novel Award 2019 Closing date: 1st November 2018. Prizes: Overall winner receives £1,000. Entry fee: £25 per entry paid by PayPal. Looking for: The first 20 pages plus 200-word synopsis of a novel by an unpublished writer. Email: caledoniannovelaward@gmail.com Website: http://thecaledonianovelaward.com/rules-entry/  Bath Children's Novel Award Closing date: 2nd December 2018. Prizes: £2,500. Entry fee: £25 with supported places for low income writers tba July 2018. Judge: Hilary Delamere of The Agency. Send first 5,000 words plus one page synopsis of (completed) novels written for children or teens. Email: entriescebathnovelaward.co.uk Website: https://bathnovelaward.co.uk/childrens-novel-award/ Spotlight First Novel Competition Closing date: 14th February 2019. Prizes: Professional input worth up £1270.00 plus comprehensive mentoring. Entry fee: £16.00. Looking for: A one-page synopsis and the first page of your novel. Website:http://adventuresinfiction.co.uk/spotlight-1st-novel/
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Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: 1 year's free mentoring worth £1,000 or (for those who have completed mentoring) 100 copies of the novel + publishing contract. Entry fee: £12 per novel. Looking for: Adult and crossover novels only (no children's fiction). Submit only the first 10,000 words of the work. Shortlisted entrants will be asked to send their full manuscript. Further info: Entries should be submitted electronically, via the form on the website. Open to those who have not had a novel previously published. (those with self-published novels may enter). Website: https://www.cinnamonpress.com/annual-debut-novel- or-novella-prize New Voices Competition Closing date: 14th September 2018. Prizes: Start Up mentoring package worth £550.00 Entry fee: £10. Looking for: First page of a novel and a one-page synopsis by a first-time writer. Email: marion@adventuresinfiction.co.uk Website: http://adventuresinfiction.co.uk/new-voices- competition/ Grindstone International Novel Prize Closing date: 28th September 2018. Prizes: Grand Prize: £1,000; Runner Up: £100. The short list entries will be published in the year-end Anthology.. Entry fee: £20.00. Looking for: The opening chapter(s) of your novel, up to 3,000 words of fiction in any genre. Further details: Every entrant will receive critical feedback on their work. Website: https://www.grindstoneliterary.com/competitions Southword Fiction Chapbook Competition Closing date: 30th September 2018. Prizes: The winning chapbooks will be published and made available internationally through Amazon. Winning authors will receive advances of 250 euro each and twenty copies of their chapbook. The finished publications will be (along with preliminary pages) between 32-45 pages in length. Entry fee: €25.00 EUR. Looking for: manuscripts 10,000 -15,000 words in length, which can consist of a novella, a long short story, several short stories or a collection of flash fiction or a mix of stories and flash. Website: http://www.munsterlit.ie Bracken Bower Prize Business Book of the Year Award Closing date: 30th September 2018. 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. No longer than 5,000 words. Website: https://www.ft.com/brackenbower The Retreat West Novel Prize 2018 Closing date: 19th August 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize: A standard publishing contract with Retreat West Books for a paperback and ebook edition of the novel, with a £500 advance; 2nd Prize: A full MS critique and editorial report from Amanda Saint; 3rd Prize: A year’s Gold Author Membership with Retreat West. Every writer that enters the competition will also receive an ebook copy of the winning novel when it is published. Entry fee: £15.00. Looking for: Send the first 7,500 words only of your novel and a maximum 500 word synopsis all in the same document. The 10 shortlisted writers will be asked to submit their full manuscript. Website: https://www.retreatwest.co.uk/the-retreat-west- novel-prize/ Mslexia Women’s Fiction Awards 2018: Children’s Novel Competition Closing date: 1st October 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize: £5,000. Also the winner and four finalists will receive manuscript feedback, and introductions to agents and editors, at a special event held in London. Entry fee: £25 per novel extract. Looking for: 5,000 word extracts of completed, unpublished novels for children or YA readers, of at least 15,000 words in length (not including the title). Email: competitions@mslexia.co.uk Website: https://mslexia.co.uk/products/womens-fiction- awards-childrens-novel-competition/   Mslexia Women’s Fiction Awards 2018: Novella Competition Closing date: 1st October 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize: £1,000, plus co-publication by Mslexia and leading independent publisher Galley Beggar Press. The winner will have the opportunity to have their novella published by Mslexia and Galley Beggar Press. Entry fee: £15 per novella extract. Looking for: The competition is open to women of any nationality from any country, and welcomes unpublished fiction for adults or YA readers, of between 10,000 and 40,000 words in length (not including the title) in any genre. Email: competitions@mslexia.co.uk Website: https://mslexia.co.uk/products/womens-novella- competition-2018/ Eyelands Book Awards 2018 Closing date: 20th October 2018. Prizes: Grand Prize for published books - Five-day holiday in Athens plus a special handmade ceramic; Grand Prize for unpublished books - publication from Strange Days Books; Plus six more prizes. Entry fee: $30.00. Looking for: Poetry, novellas, short story collections. novels. Website: www.eyelandsawards.com Flash 500 Novel Opening Chapter & Synopsis Competition Closing date: 31st October 2018. Entry fee: £10. Optional critique: £25. Prizes: £500 first prize, plus a runner's up prize of £200. Email: entry@flash500.com Further info: The judges will be the senior editors at Crooked Cat Publishing. Website: http://www.flash500.com/index_files/novel.html Caledonia Novel Award 2019 Closing date: 1st November 2018. Prizes: Overall winner receives £1,000. Entry fee: £25 per entry paid by PayPal. Looking for: The first 20 pages plus 200-word synopsis of a novel by an unpublished writer. Email: caledoniannovelaward@gmail.com Website: http://thecaledonianovelaward.com/rules-entry/  Bath Children's Novel Award Closing date: 2nd December 2018. Prizes: £2,500. Entry fee: £25 with supported places for low income writers tba July 2018. Judge: Hilary Delamere of The Agency. Send first 5,000 words plus one page synopsis of (completed) novels written for children or teens. Email: entriescebathnovelaward.co.uk Website: https://bathnovelaward.co.uk/childrens-novel-award/ Spotlight First Novel Competition Closing date: 14th February 2019. Prizes: Professional input worth up £1270.00 plus comprehensive mentoring. Entry fee: £16.00. Looking for: A one-page synopsis and the first page of your novel. Website:http://adventuresinfiction.co.uk/spotlight-1st-novel/
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