First Novel Prize 2018 

A literary contest open to previously unpublished and independently published novelists

Entries are now open

The 2018 edition of The First Novel Prize is open for entries and will close on the 31st of May 2018.

First Prize: £1000

Second Prize: £250

Third Prize: £100

Have you written a novel that is yet to be published? Then this is the competition for you.

In its third consecutive year, the First Novel Prize aims to discover a powerful new voice in fiction writing, across the English language world.

The First Novel Prize is open for entries, with a First, Second and Third Prize  up for grabs. If your novel is over 50,000 words and of an adult genre, then we would love to read it. You can submit your entry here:

The entry process is as follows:

1) Pay the £25 competition entry fee. (After making the payment, please wait to be automatically redirected  to our website. Only if your browser does not automatically redirect you back to our website, please make sure you click the link ‘Return to Daniel Goldsmith Associates’ and you will be redirected to a page where you can upload your entry.)

2) Upload your manuscript onto our website, making sure that your details are on the title page of your manuscript, followed by the synopsis and the novel within the same document.

3) You will receive an automatic confirmation email from us and a receipt for your payment. We will now be in possession of your submission. Once checked, it will be forwarded on to the judges. If we need anything else, we will be in touch. Read full Terms and Conditions.

If you wish to enter by post, please send your manuscript to First Novel Prize, C/O Daniel Goldsmith Associates Ltd, Gridiron Building,  One Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG including a covering letter, the synopsis and a cheque written to Daniel Goldsmith Associates Ltd for the £25 entry fee.

Good luck!