Creative writing competition: The Virginia Prize for Fiction 2023


06 May 2023
The biennial competition for new women novelists is inviting entries

The international contest for new women fiction writers runs every two years, and is for novel-length fiction in any genre.

Shortlisted writers will be given editorial help to develop their novels for publication with Aurora Metro Books, with an advance and royalty payments.

Entries should be complete, unpublished novels for adults or YA readers, at least 45,000 words in length. Entries must not have been previously published or self-published.

The entry fee is £15 up to 1 June, then £20 until 1 August and £25 until 31 October.

The closing date is 31 October.

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For full details see the website.


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