Creative writing competition: The Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize 2024


21 November 2023
Now in its 14th year, the major prize for undiscovered female writers is inviting entries

The Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize is given annually for novel manuscripts by unpublished, unagented women writers from the UK and Ireland that combine literary merit with unputdownability. Novels may be literary fiction or fiction in any genre, and may be for adults, young adults or children.

The winner will receive £1,500. All  shortlisted writers will receive a one-to-one meeting with a agent at the Prize's sponsor, Peters Fraser + Dunlop where they will be given feedback on their entry.

Novel manuscripts may be finished or unfinished. To enter, send the first 40-50 pages and a synopsis of three to five pages.

The entry fee is £12. Only one entry is permitted per person.

The closing date is 9 February.

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For full details see the website.


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