Novel London

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Welcome To This Year's Novel London Literary Competition and Festival!

 

NOVEL LONDON began as a monthly book reading event in London's bookshops and has worked with emerging and established writers since 2015.

 

Since transitioning online, it is now a yearly literary competition and festival, which focuses on the novel. Newly published, unpublished and self published novels are all welcome.

 

We are pleased to announce that we are open for entries from around the globe in any genre.

 

2021 LITERARY COMPETITION

FIRST PRIZE

Novel London Trophy £500 Cash Prize

+ 6 month Writing Mentorship with Nadine Matheson

SECOND PRIZE

£300 Cash

+ an assessment on your pitch (the first three chapters and synopsis)

by Christine Green

PRIZE

£100 Cash

2 coaching sessions with writing coach, Melissa Addey

DEADLINE: 31ST JULY 2021

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

 

  • Please submit the opening chapter of up to 3,000 words as a PDF + a short synopsis (one document). If you have more than one chapter within the word count, please submit the first 3,000 words of your novel. If the opening chapter (including any prologue) is longer than 3,000, please only submit up to the word count.
  • Do not include your name on the entry (including the file name) as all entries will be judged anonymously.
  • Please use the title of your novel as the filename.
  • Your entry must be a work of fiction.
  • It can be self published, newly published (within the last 12 months) self-published or unpublished.
  • Your novel should be complete.
  • Format your manuscript by using double or 1.5 line spacing. Use a standard font and font size 12 and standard margins.
  • All entries must be sent electronically - no postal submissions allowed.
  • All entries must be in English.
  • Please submit your biography (one page only) as a separate document within your submission.
  • Writers must be 16 or over.
  • *Entry fee is non refundable*

EMAIL YOUR ENTRY AND YOUR PAYPAL RECEIPT TO NOVELLONDON@GMAIL.COM

*By entering, you agree to be contacted about relevant workshops and events connected to Novel London.

 

Key dates confirmed so far:

 

31st July 2021 - Deadline for Entries.

September 4th August - Long-list will be announced.

Novel London Literary Festival - September 2021

 

As with all of our events over the past few years, please note that we will be asking writers who have made the long-list for a blurb of their novel and a profile picture, which will be used for publicity on the Novel London website and social media platforms. All short-listed writers will be asked to come and join us for the evening of readings which will take place as part of the festival and culminates with the prize being announced.

 

 

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