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Curtis Brown First Novel Prize

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Closing date: 
1 August 2019
Entry: 
Unpublished writers of 18 or over, writing a novel in English and resident in the UK or Ireland. No entry fee
Prize: 
First Prize representation by Curtis Brown plus a prize of £3,000, five runners-up prizes

Every book starts with a first line, every career with a first moment of inspiration.

The Curtis BrownSee Curtis Brown listing First Novel Prize was created to find and support brilliant new voices. We can't wait to discover yours!  Read more

Urban YA competition

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Closing date: 
30 November 2018
Entry: 
Open to any writer living in the UK, agented or without an agent, for a first YA novel No entry fee
Prize: 
£1000 and possible publication by Everything with Words

Shortlist to be judged by Patrice Lawrence, author of Orangeboy.  Read more

Richard and Judy's Search For A Bestseller 2018

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Closing date: 
14 June 2018
Entry: 
Writers resident in the UK or the Republic of Ireland No entry fee
Prize: 
£30,000 publishing deal with Bonnier Zaffre and representation from literary agency Furniss Lawton

The Richard and Judy Book Club - the biggest book club in Britain - is widely relied upon by readers to provide an abundance of writing talent a chance to shine, from debut novelists to highly acclaimed authors.  Read more

The Daily Mail Penguin Random House first novel competition

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Closing date: 
13 July 2018
Entry: 
Open to anyone aged 16 or over who is a resident of the UK or Republic of Ireland No entry fee
Prize: 
£20,000

Welcome to The Daily Mail Penguin Random House First Novel Competition. Before sending in your entry please read all the rules as any entries that do not comply with all the conditions will be discounted.  Read more

Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers’ Award 2018

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Closing date: 
13 December 2017
Entry: 
Entrants must write in the English language and reside within the British Commonwealth and Eire. No entry fee
Prize: 
£10,000

An award of £10,000 will be presented to a first-time prose writer whose submission demonstrates outstanding literary talent and who would benefit from financial support to complete their work:

Submissions should take the form of 20-30,000 words of a work in progress, fiction or non-fiction, which is not under option or contract.  Read more

National Novel Writing Month 2017

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Closing date: 
30 November 2017
Entry: 
Open to all writers of 13 and over No entry fee
Prize: 
You win by writing a 50,000 word novel

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.

Committed to writing 50,000 words in the 30 days of November?

If you sign up online, you'll be able to use the online resources to help you:  Read more

Mslexia Women's Novel Competition 2017

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Closing date: 
18 September 2017
Entry: 
Open to women of any nationality and age Entry fee £25
Prize: 
£5,000

MslexiaStylish and lively site for quarterly UK literary magazine read by 12,000 'committed' women writers. Good range of quality writing, information and advice with news, reviews, competitions and interviews, all presented in a friendly fashion. Praised by Helen Dunmore as 'astute, invigorating and above all an excellent read.' www.mslexia.co.uk Women's Novel Competition 2017 is for novels of at least 50,000 words written for adults (and young adults) in any genre by previously unpublished women novelists. The competition is open to women of any nationality from any country, and welcomes 5,000 word extracts of completed, unpublished novels of at least 50,000 words in length.  Read more

The Sunday Times PFD Young Writer of the Year Award 2017

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Closing date: 
2 June 2017
Entry: 
Published and self-published British and Irish authors of fiction, non-fiction and poetry aged 18-35
Prize: 
£5,000

Self-published authors are being encouraged to submit to this year's The Sunday Times/Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award, along with traditionally-published writers.

Submissions are now open for the £5,000 prize, which is given annually to the best work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry by a British or Irish author aged between 18 and 35.  Read more

UK International Novel Writing Competition 2016

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Closing date: 
30 November 2016
Entry: 
Open to all writers worldwide, including self-publishers
Prize: 
First Prize £5,000, Second Prize £2,500, Third Prize £1,000

The UK International Novel Writing Competition is the only one in the world that is judged by the public. £5000 First Prize.

We are the organisers of the UK Short Story Competition which has only just started the judging process. (August 2016)
After the success of the UK Short Story Competition, this competition is based on the same successful model.  Read more

UK Novel Writing Competition 2016

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Closing date: 
30 November 2016
Entry: 
Open to all writers internationally £12
Prize: 
1st Prize £500, 2nd Prize £2500 and 3rd Prize £1000

The only Novel Writing Competition where the Public are the Judges

Most Novel Writing Competitions are judged by Celebrities, Editors, Publishers, Creative Writing Tutors, etc. But not this one.

A Novel Writing Competition with a Difference

UK Novel Writing Competition is the only one in the world that is judged by the public. £5000 First Prize.  Read more

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