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Impress Prize Closing date: 31st August 2020. Prizes: £500 advance and publication Looking for: Full-length debuts from unpublished fiction and non-fiction writers. Submit book proposal and sample chapter totalling no more than 6,000 words Entry fee: £25 Website: https://www.impress-books.co.uk/impress-prize-for-new-writers/ The QueryLetter.com Writing Contest Closing date: Noon (US Eastern time) on 15th September, 2020. Prizes: $500 to the best blurb. Looking for: Write and submit a back cover blurb of 100 words or fewer that sets the stage for a novel, establishes the characters, and raises the stakes in a way that makes readers want to find out more. Entry fee: None. Website: https://www.queryletter.com/contest Mslexia Fiction & Memoir Competition 2020: Flash Fiction Closing date: 21st September 2020. Prizes: 1st Prize: £500 and three other finalists will each receive £50. All four winning stories will be published in the December 2020 issue of Mslexia. Looking for: flash fiction, in any genre, of up to 300 words in length (not including the title). Entry fee: £5 per story. Website: https://mslexia.co.uk/fiction-memoir-competition-2020-flash-fiction/ Mslexia Fiction & Memoir Competition 2020: Children’s & YA Novel Closing date: 21st September 2020. Prizes: 1st Prize: £5,000. The winner and three finalists will receive manuscript feedback, and introductions to agents and editors at a special event held in London. Looking for:  women of any nationality from any country, and welcomes the first 5,000 words of completed, unpublished novels for children and/or young adult readers. Entry fee: £25 per novel extract. Website: https://mslexia.co.uk/products/2020-flash-fiction/ Mslexia Fiction & Memoir Competition 2020: Memoir & Life-Writing Closing date: 21st September 2020. Prizes: £5,000, the winner and three finalists will receive manuscript feedback, and introductions to agents and editors at a special event held in London. Looking for: the first 5,000 words of completed, unpublished memoirs, of at least 50,000 words in length. Entry fee: £25 per novel extract. Website: https://mslexia.co.uk/products/competition_entry_fee/mslexia- fiction-memoir-competition-2020-memoir-life-writing/ Eyelands International Book Awards Closing date: 20th October 2020. Prizes: Grand prize (published books): Five-day holiday in Athens plus a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards; Grand prize (unpublished books): Translation into Greek and publication from Strange Days Books. Ten more prizes, one for each category of every section. Entry fee: Entry fee: $30 (27 euros). Website: https://eyelandsawards.com/2020/07/09/eyelands-book-awards- 2020/ Cabell First Novelist Award Closing date: 30th December 2020 Prizes: $5,000. Looking for: Novelists who have published a book in the year previous to the contest date, and feel that they have achieved something “notable and enduring.” Entry fee: Free. Other info: First-time novelists only. You can have previously published poems or short stories, but this must be your first published novel. Novels distributed via self-publishing aren’t eligible. Website: https://smartblogger.com/writing-contests/ The 2020 Exeter Novel Prize Closing Date: 1st January 2021. Prizes: First Prize - £500 plus trophy; Five finalists each receive £100. Looking for: The first ten thousand words including synopsis of a novel that has not been accepted for publication by a traditional publishing house. Entry fee: £18. Entry requirements: This competition is open to all authors who are currently without representation by a literary agent, whether or not they have been published. Website: http://www.creativewritingmatters.co.uk/2020-exeter-novel- prize.html
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Impress Prize Closing date: 31st August 2020. Prizes: £500 advance and publication Looking for: Full-length debuts from unpublished fiction and non-fiction writers. Submit book proposal and sample chapter totalling no more than 6,000 words Entry fee: £25 Website: https://www.impress-books.co.uk/impress- prize-for-new-writers/ The QueryLetter.com Writing Contest Closing date:  Noon (US Eastern time) on 15th September, 2020. Prizes: $500 to the best blurb. Looking for: Write and submit a back cover blurb of 100 words or fewer that sets the stage for a novel, establishes the characters, and raises the stakes in a way that makes readers want to find out more. Entry fee: None. Website: https://www.queryletter.com/contest Mslexia Fiction & Memoir Competition 2020: Flash Fiction Closing date: 21st September 2020. Prizes: 1st Prize: £500 and three other finalists will each receive £50. All four winning stories will be published in the December 2020 issue of Mslexia. Looking for: flash fiction, in any genre, of up to 300 words in length (not including the title). Entry fee: £5 per story. Website: https://mslexia.co.uk/mslexia-fiction- memoir-competition-2020-flash-fiction/ Mslexia Fiction & Memoir Competition 2020: Children’s & YA Novel Closing date: 21st September 2020. Prizes: 1st Prize: £5,000. The winner and three finalists will receive manuscript feedback, and introductions to agents and editors at a special event held in London. Looking for:  women of any nationality from any country, and welcomes the first 5,000 words of completed, unpublished novels for children and/or young adult readers. Entry fee: £25 per novel extract. Website: https://mslexia.co.uk/products/2020-flash- fiction/ Mslexia Fiction & Memoir Competition 2020: Memoir & Life-Writing Closing date: 21st September 2020. Prizes: £5,000, the winner and three finalists will receive manuscript feedback, and introductions to agents and editors at a special event held in London. Looking for: the first 5,000 words of completed, unpublished memoirs, of at least 50,000 words in length. Entry fee: £25 per novel extract. Website: https://mslexia.co.uk/products/competition_entry_fe e/mslexia-fiction-memoir-competition-2020-memoir- life-writing/ Eyelands International Book Awards Closing date: 20th October 2020. Prizes: Grand prize (published books): Five-day holiday in Athens plus a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards; Grand prize (unpublished books): Translation into Greek and publication from Strange Days Books. Ten more prizes, one for each category of every section. Entry fee: Entry fee: $30 (27 euros). Website: https://eyelandsawards.com/2020/07/09/eyelands- book-awards-2020/ Cabell First Novelist Award Closing date: 30th December 2020 Prizes: $5,000. Looking for: Novelists who have published a book in the year previous to the contest date, and feel that they have achieved something “notable and enduring.” Entry fee: Free. Other info: First-time novelists only. You can have previously published poems or short stories, but this must be your first published novel. Novels distributed via self-publishing aren’t eligible. Website: https://smartblogger.com/writing-contests/ The 2020 Exeter Novel Prize Closing Date: 1st January 2021. Prizes: First Prize - £500 plus trophy; Five finalists each receive £100. Looking for: The first ten thousand words including synopsis of a novel that has not been accepted for publication by a traditional publishing house. Entry fee: £18. Entry requirements: This competition is open to all authors who are currently without representation by a literary agent, whether or not they have been published. Website: http://www.creativewritingmatters.co.uk/2020- exeter-novel-prize.html
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