Terms and Conditions


  • In order to be considered, all entries must be received before 23:59 on the 31/5/2017.
  • To enter, please send your full manuscript with your contact details and the synopsis attached within the same document.
  • All entries 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 number of words.
  • You must be satisfied that your novel is complete; there will be no later opportunity to submit a different version.
  • All adult genres welcome, unfortunately we are unable to accept Children’s or Young Adult novels.
  • Non-fiction, novellas and short stories will not be accepted.
  • 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 novels should be the entrant’s original work.
  • Novels should be written in English originally, we are unable to accept translations.
  • Winners will be contacted no later than the 31st of August 2017 via telephone/e-mail.
  • By submitting your manuscript you are agreeing for Daniel Goldsmith Associates Ltd to keep a record of your 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.
  • Entrants must not be related to Daniel Goldsmith Associates Ltd through employment.
  • 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, however Daniel Goldsmith Associates Ltd has the right to publish fragments from winning manuscripts as quotes for marketing purposes.