Deadline: November 1, 2023

Entry fee: $30

About the competition

Now in our 10th year of competition, we are an Edinburgh-based, international award for unpublished and self-published novelists in all genres for adults and YA. This year’s judge is Ariella Feiner, literary agent at United Agents. As well as the top prizes, the writer of the best entry from the UK & Ireland wins a free place on a writing course at Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre.

Competition guideline

  • Our 2024 novel competition is open to entries from 1 May 2023
  • We close to entries at midnight GMT on 1 November 2023
  • Longlisted novels will be announced on 1 December 2023, with longlistees invited to submit their full novel manuscript by 8 December 2023
  • Shortlisted novels will be announced on 25 January 2024, with the overall competition winner announced in February 2024 and awarded £1,500
  • The Highly Commended author will win £500
  • The entry fee is £25 per novel
  • Novels can be in any genre for adults or young adults
  • Check the whole guideline and submit an entry here.
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