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Creative writing prize: Grindstone 2017 Summer Novel Opening Competition

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Polish the first pages of your novel to win cash prizes and editorial feedback

The summer competition from Grindstone Literary Services is for the first 1,000 words of a novel manuscript. Every entrant will be provided with feedback. The winner will receive £250, and there are second and third prizes of £100 and £50. Fourth and fifth prize-winners will receive a critical overview by the Grindstone editorial team of a piece of writing of their choice.

The entry fee is £6.

The closing date is 28 August.

For full details, see the website.

 

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