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PFD Queer Fiction Prize 2022

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Closing date: 
1 March 2022
Entry: 
Anyone who identifies as LGBTQIA+ and who is un-agented and in the process of writing a piece of fiction is eligible to enter. No entry fee
Prize: 
Three category winners will receive representation at PFD and guidance for completing their novel

PFDRepresents authors of fiction and non-fiction, children's writers, screenwriters, playwrights, documentary makers, technicians, presenters and public speakers throughout the world. Has 85 years of international experience in all media. PDF now have a POD section. Some good advice for those seeking a representative. are running a Queer Fiction Prize in 2022 for new LGBTQIA+ writers to find emerging talent. Winners will be signed to PFD and supported in writing to the end of their novels. There are three separate categories for Adult, YA and Children's fiction, and judging alongside the agents will be two PFD authors.

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Leapfrog Global Fiction Prize

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Closing date: 
3 May 2021
Entry: 
International entry. No entry fee
Prize: 
Adult Fiction prize and a Young Adult /Middle Grade prize. First Prize Publication contract offer from Leapfrog Press and Can of Worms Press with advance against royalties, Second Prize $150 and critiques

Leapfrog Global Fiction Prize

*Open for submissions until May 3rd*

The first Leapfrog Fiction Prize was established in 2009 as an additional means of discovering new writing. This year, we have rebranded the contest the Leapfrog Global Fiction Prize and have split the competition into two, providing both an Adult Fiction prize and a Young Adult /Middle Grade prize.  Read more

Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers Award 2021

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Closing date: 
1 July 2021
Entry: 
Writers writing in English and resident within the British Commonwealth and Eire, who have not yet published or self-published a full-length book No entry fee
Prize: 
First Prize £10,000, runners-up £1,000

Applications for the 2021 Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers Award are now invited.

Submissions can be made until 1 July 2021.

The judges of the 2021 DRF Writers Award will be Colm Tóibín (Chair), Deepa Anappara, Anna James and Ingrid Persaud. They will announce the shortlist of three in November 2021 and the Award will be presented in London on 7th December 2021.  Read more

The Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prizes 2021

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Closing date: 
7 March 2021
Entry: 
Open to writers of any nationality writing in English Entry fee for Best Unpublished Novel £49
Prize: 
£15,000 for Best Unpublished Novel, an advance on a publishing deal with Bonnier and £10,000 for Best Published Novel

Submissions for the two 2021 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prizes are now open. The international prize is now in its sixth year. Entries are accepted from writers of any nationality, writing in English. The deadline is 7 March.  Read more

The 2021 Page Turner Awards

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Closing date: 
30 May 2021
Entry: 
Open to all writers over 18. Entry fees £20 for entries received by 28 February and £30 after that
Prize: 
£10,000 prize fund

New Writing and Book Awards Aims to Change Writing Careers

The Page Turner Awards were created to change writing careers with success stories from the most impressive first 10 pages submitted.

Five different awards aim to help writers and authors to get discovered with possible literary agency representation and potentially taking a published book from page to film.  Read more

The Selfies Book Awards UK 2021

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Closing date: 
1 January 2021
Entry: 
Authors who have self-published adult fiction, children’s books or adult memoirs/autobiography in the UK between January and December 2020. Entry fee: £25 per title to include a six-month subscription to Bookbrunch
Prize: 
£750 cash prize for each category plus a profile in BookBrunch and the option of a special publishing deal provided by sponsors IngramSpark

Back for the third year, the hugely popular UK Selfies book awards - powered by BookBrunch - is adding for 2021 a third category, adult memoirs/autobiography, to the existing categories of adult fiction and children's books.  Read more

Discoveries Women’s Prize for Fiction

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Closing date: 
17 January 2021
Entry: 
Open to all women aged 18 and above, residing in the UK or Ireland and writing in English. No entry fee
Prize: 
Winner £5,000. All longlisted and shortlisted authors will be offered tailored mentorship packages from a Curtis Brown agent or industry expert and free or discounted places on Curtis Brown Creative’s creative writing courses.

In honour of the 25th anniversary year for the Women's Prize for Fiction, and in recognition of untapped diverse and exceptional writing talent across the country, the Women's Prize Trust, powered by NatWest and Curtis BrownSee Curtis Brown listing, is launching Discoveries.  Read more

The Bridport Prize 2020

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Closing date: 
31 May 2020
Entry: 
Eligibility and entry fee Poetry, Short Story and Flash Fiction open to unpublished work from any writer writing in English over 16. Novel Award restricted to UK writers. Entry fee: £10 per poem, £12 per story, £9 for flash fiction and £20 per novel
Prize: 
Poetry and Short Story 1st Prize £5,000, 2nd Prize £1,000, 3rd Prize £500. Flash Fiction 1st Prize £1,000, 2nd Prize £500 and 3rd Prize £250. Novel Award 1st Prize £1500, 2nd Prize £750 and 3 awards of £150.

The Bridport Prize has four sections: Poetry, Short Story, Flash Fiction and Novel Award.

Read the Rules carefully, as they have different prizes, rules and entry fees.

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The Novel Prize

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Closing date: 
1 July 2020
Entry: 
Open to published and unpublished writers across the world. No entry fee
Prize: 
$10,000 to the winner in the form of an advance against royalties, and simultaneous publication of their novel

Fitzcarraldo Editions, Giramondo and New Directions are pleased to announce The Novel Prize, a new biennial award for a book-length work of literary fiction written in English by published and unpublished writers around the world.
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Guppy YA Novel Competition Open Submission

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Closing date: 
15 May 2020
Entry: 
Unagented YA authors from all over the world No entry fee
Prize: 
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GUPPY YA NOVEL COMPETITION - OPEN SUBMISSIONS MAY 2020!

From 11th to 15th May 2020, Guppy Books will be unbolting the portholes and welcoming submissions of young adult fiction from unagented writers. We are looking for an exciting and fresh new voice in young adult writing.
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