Creative writing prize: BPA First Novel Award 2020


10 February 2020
The Bluepencil Agency's competition for unpublished novelists has a first prize of £1,000

The competition is for unpublished and unrepresented novelists in any genre.

The winner gets £1,000 and an introduction to a literary agent.

The runner-up prize is a manuscript review and agent introduction, and the third prize is agent introduction.

The judges are literary agents Caroline Wood and Carrie Plitt of Felicity Bryant Associates and author Anna Hope.

To enter, send the opening chapters up to 5,000 words and a 300-word synopsis of an original, unpublished novel manuscript. Shortlisted writers will be asked to submit 20,000 words.

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The entry fee is £20 per novel.

The closing date is 31 May.

For full details see the website.


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