Creative writing competition: The Mail First Novel Prize 2022


02 August 2022
Win a £20,000 advance, a publishing contract with Little, Brown and LBA agency representation

The Mail's competition is for an unpublished novel manuscript by a debut author.

The winner will receive a £20,000 advance and publication with Little, Brown's Sphere imprint. The winner will also be offered agency representation by LBA.

Entries may be in any genre for adult readers except for science fiction, fantasy or horror. Manuscripts must be by authors who are not represented by a literary agent and who have never previously had a novel published (this includes self-published books). Manuscripts do not need to have been completed. To enter, send the first 3,000 words and a 600-word synopsis.

Entry is free. Only one entry per author is permitted.

The closing date is 1 November.

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