Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize

A fiction prize for a remarkable, unpublished female fiction writer over the age of 21 who successfully combines literary merit with unputdownability in their entry. To enter, submit the first 30 pages of an unpublished novel and a synopsis of the remainder of the novel (max. 10 pages long), plus the entry fee. Prizes:  £1,000 [...]

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The competition is open to children's novels in any genre by previously unpublished women novelists, but it must be for children who are able to read for themselves or for young adults. Crossover fiction (i.e. that aimed at children and adults) is eligible. Nonfiction, and fiction intended for adults is not eligible. To qualify as [...]

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Original manuscripts are sought with strong, believable characters  that have real market potential.  Elisabetta Minervini from the  publishing company Alma Books is the judge of the competition and she will have the option of publishing the winner. Wednesday 29th February 2012 is the deadline.  Writers must submit  either the first three chapters of their manuscript, or [...]

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Leaf Books First Chapter Competition

Closes November 30 2011   It’s the dream, isn’t it, to write a novel. How do you start it? With the first chapter of course!   We’re calling for first chapters of all genres and styles, anything up to 2000 words.   If you have a romance story, or something for children, send it in; [...]

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