The Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize 2021 invites entries from women over the age of 18 who have written a novel “that marries literary merit with unputdownability.”
The closing date for the competition is 12 noon on Friday 12th February 2021.
The judges say they’re equally open to literary fiction and genre fiction, as well as to young adult fiction and children, providing they are primarily word-based.
Your submission must be previously unpublished, and you must not have had other full-length novels published. However, having short stories, poetry, non-fiction or picture books published previously does not exclude you.
To be considered, you need to submit the first 40-50 pages of the novel via the online form and a three to five-page synopsis of the remainder. Authors must not have agent representation at the time of submission.
The entry fee is £12. Sponsored entries for low income writers are available.
All shortlisted entrants be offered a one-to-one consultation, editorial feedback and advice on the marketability of their work from PFD literary agency.
The 2021 winner will receive a cash prize of £1,500.
Shortlisted applicants will also be invited to the prize-giving drinks reception and awards ceremony where they will have the chance to meet. Industry representatives.
Award-winning author and journalist Allison Pearson is chair of the judging panel. For full details, visit www.lucy-cav.cam.ac.uk/fictionprize/how-to-enter, and make sure you follow the competition Terms and Conditions.
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