Creative writing prize: The Caledonia Novel Award 2021


24 August 2020
Win a £1,500 first prize in the competition for unpublished and self-published novelists

The international, Edinburgh-based Caledonia Novel Award is given annually to the writer of an original, unpublished novel for adults or young adults in any genre. Manuscripts must be at least 50,000 words long.

The first prize is £1,500 and there is a special prize for the best novel by a writer from the Uk and Ireland of a free place on a writing course at Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre. This year's judge is literary agent Laura Williams, of Greene & Heaton.

To be eligible to enter, writers must be unagented.

Send the first 20 pages and a 200-word synopsis. Longlisted writers will be invited to submit their full manuscript by 6 December.

The entry fee is £25. Some sponsored entries are available for writers on a low income.

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The closing date is 1 November.

For full details see the website.


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