15 October 2021
The leading women's fiction prize for unpublished and unrepresented writers is inviting entries
Now in its 12th year, the prize has a strong track record of being a starting point for publishing success stories. Winners and shortlisted writers have included Sara Collins, Gail Honeyman, Emma Hughes and Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott. The prize is given for a novel manuscript by an unpublihsed and unrepresented woman writer of literary or genre fiction for adults or young adults and word-based novels for children. The judges are looking for work that combines literary excellence with unputdownability.
The winner will receive a £1,500 and all shortlisted entrants will be offered a half-hour consultation with a literary agent from Peters Fraser & Dunlop, who sponsor the competition.
To enter, send the first 4-50 pages of the novel manuscript and a synposis between three and five pages.
The entry fee is £12 per novel manuscript.
The closing date is 11 February.
For full details see the website.