In order to be considered, all entries must be received before 23:59 on the 31st of May 2021.
Entry is open to writers in the English language worldwide, regardless of the author’s country of residence.
Entry is open to unpublished or independently published/self-published novelists only. Self-published/independently published means the author owns the rights to the work in full.
Both represented and unrepresented novelists are welcome to enter the Prize.
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.
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.
Each entry will be judged in the context of the cohort of entries for the relevant year in which it was received. As such, previously entered novels are welcome to enter the current and future editions of the Prize.
Winners will be contacted no later than the 31st of August 2021 via telephone/e-mail.
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of any novel remains with the author and Daniel Goldsmith Associates Ltd will never publicly quote extracts from unpublished works.