This is for a novel that has never been published in any form, although the competition is open to all authors whether or not they have been published.
The judge is Broo Doherty of Wade and Doherty Lit Agency
Further details about how to enter and rules of the competition
The McKitterick Prize
Closing date: 31st October annually.
For the best first novel by an author over the age of 40 on 31 December.
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Novel Opening Chapter & Synopsis Competition
Closing date: 31st October, 2013.
Prizes: First: £500; Runner up: £200
Entry fee: £10, Optional Critique of Chapter and Synopsis: £25
An opening chapter of up to 3,000 words, plus a one page synopsis outlining the balance of the story. This is an annual competition.
The Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition
Closing date: 1st November, 2013.
Entry fee: £15.00.
The prize is a publishing contract worth £10,000.
Each year, children’s fiction publisher Chicken House and The Times newspaper team up to find the very best undiscovered children’s writer. We are looking for original ideas, a fresh voice and a story that children will love.
The winner of the 2013 competition will be announced at the end of March and the 2014 competition will open for entries shortly after.
If you have written a novel for children between the ages of 7 and 18, visit the Chicken House website for details on how to submit your manuscript.
The competition has already launched the careers of six talented children’s authors – you could be the next!
Somerset Maugham Awards
Closing date: 30th November, 2013
Prizes: Up to £6,000 for foreign travel.
Awarded to British authors under the age of 35 for a published work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry. The prize money must be used for foreign travel