Saturday, September 7, 2013

Mslexia 2013 Women's Novel Competition

'Fiction is such a world of freedom. If you want someone to fly, they can fly.' Alice Walker

1ST PRIZE: £5,000

Judging Panel:

Kirsty Langarts journalist and presenter of BBC Radio 4's Front Row 
Val McDermid
award-winning novelist, journalist and short story writer 
Novel Competition 2013Charlotte Robertson
literary agent at Aitken Alexander Associates
TLCThe three finalists will be offered free professional feedback by The Literary Consultancy.
The 12 shortlisted authors will be invited to meet literary agents and editors at a special networking event in London.
The competition is open to unpublished women novelists writing in any genre for adults, including literary fiction, women’s fiction, young adult fiction, science fiction, fantasy, chick-lit, crime fiction, thriller, historical fiction... but not nonfiction or fiction for under 13s. To constitute a novel, your book must total at least 50,000 words.

Closing date: 23 September 2013

Please note: This is NOT an annual competition. The next adult novel competition will not be until 2015 (TBC).

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