Are you an unpublished female novelist, over the age of 21, and resident in the UK or Ireland? Here is a wonderful opportunity from Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge which could help you launch your literary career.
Judges of the Annual Fiction Prize are seeking writers who combine literary merit with ‘unputdownability’ and the Prize has developed a formidable reputation for attracting first-class writing talent.
Recent winners and short-listed entries have achieved huge success, including Gail Honeyman who secured a seven –figure sum deal at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair for her first novel Eleanor Oliphant.
Aspiring authors are invited to submit an opening to a novel (up to the first 50 pages), accompanied by a synopsis of how the novel progresses and concludes.
First prize is £1,500 and all shortlisted entrants receive a valuable half-hour one-to-one consultation, with Judge and literary agent, Nelle Andrew.
The entrance fee is £12.00. Only one entry per person is permitted.
The closing date for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize is Friday 5 February 2016.
Full details are available here.