Creative writing competition: First Novel Prize 2024


17 February 2024
The competition for unpublished and independently published novelists has a £1,000 first prize

Now in its ninth consecutive year, the annual competition from Daniel Goldsmith invites submissions of work-in-progress and completed novel manuscripts by unpublished and self published writers. Manuscripts should be at least 50,000 words long, and in any genre aimed at adult readers.

The first prize is £1,000, and there is a shortlist prize of £500.

To enter, submit an opening extract and a synopsis, up to 5,000 words in total.

The entry fee is £25 per manuscript.

The closing date is 31 May.

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