The competition is for a novel by an unpublished woman writer that marries literary quality with unputdownability
The winning writer will get £1,500 and all shortlisted writers receive a one-t0-one consultant from a literary agent from Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize sponsors PFD.
During its 11-year history, the Prize has developed a track record for uncovering new talent, including Gail Honeyman, Sara Collins (pictured), Laura Marshall and Catherine Chanter. The 2020 winner was Aoife Fitzpatrick.
The competition is for novel manuscripts in any genre by unpublished women writers resident in the UK and Ireland. Literary and genre fiction are equally welcomed, and novels for children and young adults may be entered as long as they are primarily word-based. Picture books are not accepted.
To enter, send the first 30 to 50 pages and a synopsis between three and five pages.
The entry fee is £12 per novel.
The closing date is 12 February 2021.
For full details see the website.