First Novel Prize 2017 

A literary contest open to previously unpublished and independently published novelists

The judges are delighted to announce the 2017 First Novel Prize Winners

The 2017 edition of The First Novel Prize is now closed, with entries opening in February 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 second consecutive year, the First Novel Prize aims to discover a powerful new voice in fiction and a brilliant debut.

The First Novel Prize will open for entries again in 2018, 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 enter your submission here:

Entries are now closed and will reopen on the 1st of February 2018.

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’ll get 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, One Euston Square, 40 Melton Street, London, NW1 2FD, including a covering letter, the synopsis and a cheque written to Daniel Goldsmith Associates Ltd for the £25 entry fee.

Good luck!