About the Prize


Do you believe in your work? Show its potential by entering it into the 2018 First Novel Prize.

Judged by a leading literary agent and an adult fiction commissioning editor at a large international publisher, the prize is an opportunity for writers to expose their work as well as win one of the three attractive prizes: £1,000 for the First Winner, £250 for the Second Winner and £100 for the Third Winner.

If your manuscript is in English, unpublished or self-published, of any adult genre and over 50,000 words, you are welcome to enter it in our competition. Please note that children’s fiction, young adult and non-fiction will not qualify for entry.

The three winners will be contacted in August 2018 via telephone or email.

The organisers will not send notifications of the winners’ names to all entrants, however these will be made public on our website and on social media channels.