Creative writing competition: The 2023 Exeter Novel Prize


01 August 2023
Win a £1,000 first prize in the prize for unpublished novels by unrepresented authors

The Exeter Novel Prize is an annual competition from Creative Writing Matters, which is awarded for the first 10,000 words of an unpublished novel manuscript by an author who is not currently represented by a literary agent.

There is a first prize of £1,000 and five runners up will each receive £100. The final judge will be literary agent Hellie Ogden.

To enter, send the opening of the novel and a synopsis not longer than 500 words. The total word count must be no longer than 10,000 words. Novel manuscripts may be in any genre, including children's and YA. All entries must be original and unpublished.

The entry fee is £20.

The closing date is 1 January 2024.

For full details see the website.


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