Creative writing competition: Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize 2019


04 October 2018
Chairandwinner-91952.jpg Allison Pearson and Deepa Anappara
The £1,500 prize for unpublished women novelists is inviting entries


The £1,500 prize for unpublished women novelists is inviting entries

All the shortlisted entrants for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize receive a half-hour consultation with a literary agent. In 2014, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine author Gail Honeyman was one of the shortlisted writers. The 2018 winner is Deepa Anappara (pictured with chair of judges Allison Pearson) with Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line

Thanks to the generosity of Frances Maynard, author of The Seven Imperfect Rules of Elvira Carr, which was shortlisted in 2016, ten entries will be offered free of charge to writers on low incomes. 'The Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize definitely helped me get published, so I’m delighted to help other writers on their way!’ said Frances.

Submissions may literary or genre fiction and should be made by female writers who have not previously published a novel. Children's and YA novels are acceptable if they are mainly word-based. Submit the first 40-50 pages of the manuscript and a synopsis between 5 and 10 pages.

The entry fee is £12.

The closing date is 8 February.

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For full details see the website.



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