Creative writing prize: Fiction Factory First Chapter & Synopsis Competition 2024


23 December 2023
Win £500 and an appraisal from a literary agent in the competition for writers who have completed the first draft of a novel

As well as the £500 first prize, the winning entry will be read by Joanna Swainson of Hardman & Swainson Agency. All shortlisted entrants will receive a free appraisal.

To enter, send a maximum of the first 5,000 words of the first chapter plus a one-page synopsis. If the chapter is longer, send it in full but clearly mark the 5,000 word point.

The entry fee is £18.

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The closing date is 29 February.

For full details see the website.


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