Creative writing competition: Mo Siewcharran Prize 2024


03 April 2024
This year's competition for unpublished BAME writers is for fantasy fiction

Now in its fifth year, the 2023 Mo Siewcharran Prize is being hosted by the Hodderscape imprint of Hodder & Stoughton, and this year is specifically for fantasy fiction by unpublished, unagented authors from Black, Asian and minority ethnic and mixed heritage backgrounds.

The winner will receive £2,500, editorial feedback, development support and their book will be considered for publication. The runner up will receive £1,500, editorial feedback and a book hamper. A second runner up will receive £750 and a book hamper.

To enter, submit a proposal for a fantasy novel consisting of a synopsis up to 700 words and the first 10,000 words of the manuscript.

Entry is free.

The closing date is 1 May.

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For full details see the website.


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