Terms and Conditions

  • In order to be considered, all entries must be received before 23:59 on the 31/5/2020.
  • Entry is open to writers in the English language worldwide.
  • All submitted manuscripts must contain the author’s contact details and the synopsis within the same document.
  • All submitted manuscripts should have a cover page with the entrant’s name, address and email/telephone number.
  • Only completed novels over 50,000 words will be accepted, there is no maximum requirement for the number of words.
  • Entrants must be satisfied that their novel is complete; there will be no later opportunity to submit a different version.
  • All adult fiction genres are welcome, no other genres will be accepted for entry.
  • Self-published/independently published manuscripts are welcome. Self-published/independently published means the author owns the rights to the work in full.
  • Manuscripts should be: double-spaced on A4 layout, single-sided, with pages numbered, the entrant’s name and the title of the novel on every page.
  • The novel should be the entrant’s original work.
  • Novels should be written in English originally, no translations will be accepted for entry.
  • Entrants may enter more than one novel. Only one novel will be accepted per entry.
  • Winners will be contacted no later than the 31st of August 2020 via telephone/e-mail.
  • By submitting their manuscript, entrants are agreeing for Daniel Goldsmith Associates Ltd to keep a record of their e-mail address for marketing purposes only. This information will only be used by Daniel Goldsmith Associates Ltd and will not be shared with any third parties. A copy of Daniel Goldsmith Associates’ Privacy Policy can be found here. Entrants can unsubscribe from all communication at any time.
  • Entrants must not be related to Daniel Goldsmith Associates Ltd through employment, however current and previous clients of the company are welcome to enter the Prize.
  • Winners must be able to make themselves available for marketing purposes by providing a photo and written response.
  • Copyright of any novel remains with the author and Daniel Goldsmith Associates Ltd will never publicly quote extracts from unpublished works.