The Crucible Firts Novel Award

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Closing Deadline: 1st February 2021

The Crucible First Novel Award is a brand new, free to enter competition for unrepresented authors.

We are looking for the best new novels in crime, mystery, and thriller, and are asking entrants to submit the first 5,000 words of their manuscripts, along with a 150 word 'elevator pitch'. We will choose the best 20-30 entries, and compile them into the Crucible Chapbook, which will be sent to a list of agents and agencies. 

This year's judges are:

Catherine Cho of the Madeleine Milburn Agency

Hellie Ogden of the Janklow & Nesbitt Agency

Lucy Morris of Curtis Brown Books

Marina De Pass & Niamh O'Grady of The Soho Agency

Click on our judges' names to see their profiles.

Each judge will request at least one full MS from our chapbook.

This award does not offer remuneration and does not require an entry fee.


The full list of agencies who have requested to receive a copy of our chapbook are;



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