Creative writing competition: PFD Queer Fiction Prize 2024


20 February 2024
The prize has categories for LGBTQIA+ adult and children's/YA fiction

Run by literary agency PFD, the prize for  LGBTQIA+ writers is intended to discover emerging talent. The competition is for unagented writers working on fiction who have not previously published a full-length novel or picture book. Manuscripts don't need to be completed at the time of entry. Works don't need to address the LGBTQIA+ experience (although the judges are particularly interested in entries with LGBTQIA+ characters and themes) but must be written by writers who identify as LGBTQIA+.

Winners will be signed to the agency and supported to complete their novels.

• The adult category is for  fiction in all categories. The guest judge is author Hannah Bervoets. Submit three chapters and a synopsis.

• The children's/young adult category is for YA fiction across all genres. The guest judge is Samuel J Halpin. Submit three chapters and a synopsis.

Entry is free.

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The closing date is 1 March 2024.

For full details see the website.


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