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McKitterick Prize Closing date: 31st October 2017. Prizes: £4,000. Free entry. Looking for: the best first novel by an author over the age of 40 on 31 December. Email: info@societyofauthors.org  Website: www.societyofauthors.org Flash 500 Novel Opening Chapter & Synopsis Competition Closing date: 31st October 2017. Prizes: £500 first prize, plus a runner's up prize of £200. Entry fee: £10. Optional critique: £25. Further info: The judges will be the senior editors at Crooked Cat Publishing. Email: entry@flash500.com Website: www.flash500.com/novel.html  The Caledonia Novel Award 2018 Entries close: 1st November, 2017 - Winner announced: February, 2018. Prize: £1,000 for winner. Extra prize: Writer of best novel from UK + Ireland will win a free place on a week-long residential course at Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre. Entry fee: £25. Looking for: First 20 pages + 200-word synopsis and cover sheet. Further info: Judge: Madeleine Milburn, literary agent and director at Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency. Full terms and contact details: thecaledonianovelaward.com/rules-entry/ Bath Children's Novel Award Closing date: 19th November 2017. Prizes: £2,000, £500. Entry fee: £25. Further info: International prize for unpublished and independently published writers of children's novels. Send first 5,000 words and synopsis. Email: entries@bathnovelaward.co.uk Website: www.bathnovelaward.co.uk Betty Trask Prize  Closing date: 30th November 2017. Prizes: £20,000 total, to be used for foreign travel. Free entry Looking for: For published or unpublished, traditional or romantic (not experimental) first novels by authors under the age of 35 on 31st December. Email: info@societyofauthors.org Website: www.societyofauthors.org Somerset Maugham Awards Closing date: 30th November 2017. Prizes: Total prize fund of £10,000, to be used for foreign travel. Free entry. Looking for: Published work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry by an author under 35. Email: pjohnson@societyofauthors.org Website: www.societyofauthors.org Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition Closing date: 8th December 2017. Prizes: Publication deal worth £10,000. All longlisted writers receive an editorial report Entry fee: £15. Looking for: For full-length novels, 30,000-80,000 words, suitable for readers aged 7-18 Email: hello@chickenhousebooks.com Website: www.chickenhousebooks.com/submissions The Writers Award 2018 Closing date: 13 December 2017. Prizes: €10,000. Free entry. Looking for: 20-30,000 words by a first-time author of a work in progress, fiction or non-fiction, which is not under option or contract. Further details: Set up in memory of literary agent Deborah Rogers. Email: info@deborahrogersfoundation.org Website: www.deborahrogersfoundation.org/writers-award 2018 International Rubery Book Award for self-published and independently published books Closing date 31st March 2018. Prizes: Book of the Year £1500 (approx 2000 US$; 1800€ ). The winning book will be read by a top London Literary Agent. Plus a minimum of 3 category winners will win £150 (approx 200$, 180€). Looking for: We accept fiction (all genres), young adult, children’s, biographies, non-fiction, self-help, cookery, poetry, photography etc. There are no limits on the type. Judges: We have secured three high profile judges for our 2018 awards: Paul McDonald - senior lecturer in English and Creative Writing at the University of Wolverhampton; Pauline Morgan has been on the panel of judges for the critically acclaimed international Arthur C. Clarke Award; Clare Morrall - her debut novel, Astonishing Splashes of Colour, was shortlisted for the MAN Booker Prize. Please see website for more details: www.ruberybookaward.com
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McKitterick Prize Closing date: 31st October 2017. Prizes: £4,000. Free entry. Looking for: the best first novel by an author over the age of 40 on 31 December. Email: info@societyofauthors.org  Website: www.societyofauthors.org Flash 500 Novel Opening Chapter & Synopsis Competition Closing date: 31st October 2017. Prizes: £500 first prize, plus a runner's up prize of £200. Entry fee: £10. Optional critique: £25. Further info: The judges will be the senior editors at Crooked Cat Publishing. Email: entry@flash500.com Website: www.flash500.com/novel.html  The Caledonia Novel Award 2018 Entries close: 1st November, 2017 - Winner announced: February, 2018. Prize: £1,000 for winner. Extra prize: Writer of best novel from UK + Ireland will win a free place on a week-long residential course at Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre. Entry fee: £25. Looking for: First 20 pages + 200-word synopsis and cover sheet. Further info: Judge: Madeleine Milburn, literary agent and director at Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency. Full terms and contact details: thecaledonianovelaward.com/rules-entry/ Bath Children's Novel Award Closing date: 19th November 2017. Prizes: £2,000, £500. Entry fee: £25. Further info: International prize for unpublished and independently published writers of children's novels. Send first 5,000 words and synopsis. Email: entries@bathnovelaward.co.uk Website: www.bathnovelaward.co.uk Betty Trask Prize  Closing date: 30th November 2017. Prizes: £20,000 total, to be used for foreign travel. Free entry Looking for: For published or unpublished, traditional or romantic (not experimental) first novels by authors under the age of 35 on 31st December. Email: info@societyofauthors.org Website: www.societyofauthors.org Somerset Maugham Awards Closing date: 30th November 2017. Prizes: Total prize fund of £10,000, to be used for foreign travel. Free entry. Looking for: Published work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry by an author under 35. Email: pjohnson@societyofauthors.org Website: www.societyofauthors.org Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition Closing date: 8th December 2017. Prizes: Publication deal worth £10,000. All longlisted writers receive an editorial report Entry fee: £15. Looking for: For full-length novels, 30,000-80,000 words, suitable for readers aged 7-18 Email: hello@chickenhousebooks.com Website: www.chickenhousebooks.com/submissions The Writers Award 2018 Closing date: 13 December 2017. Prizes: €10,000. Free entry. Looking for: 20-30,000 words by a first-time author of a work in progress, fiction or non-fiction, which is not under option or contract. Further details: Set up in memory of literary agent Deborah Rogers. Email: info@deborahrogersfoundation.org Website: www.deborahrogersfoundation.org/writers-award 2018 International Rubery Book Award for self-published and independently published books Closing date 31st March 2018. Prizes: Book of the Year £1500 (approx 2000 US$; 1800€ ). The winning book will be read by a top London Literary Agent. Plus a minimum of 3 category winners will win £150 (approx 200$, 180€). Looking for: We accept fiction (all genres), young adult, children’s, biographies, non-fiction, self-help, cookery, poetry, photography etc. There are no limits on the type. Judges: We have secured three high profile judges for our 2018 awards: Paul McDonald - senior lecturer in English and Creative Writing at the University of Wolverhampton; Pauline Morgan has been on the panel of judges for the critically acclaimed international Arthur C. Clarke Award; Clare Morrall - her debut novel, Astonishing Splashes of Colour, was shortlisted for the MAN Booker Prize. Please see website for more details: www.ruberybookaward.com
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