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L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Contest Closing date: Quarterly. Prizes: Three non-renewable cash prizes offered each quarter: a first prize of $1,000, a second prize of $750, and a third prize of $500. First place winners will be submitted in the 'Grand Prize' contest, which awards an additional $5,000. Further info: For more information on the requirements and rules of the Grand Prize contest, applicants should review the L. Ron Hubbard website. Website: https://www.unigo.com/l-ron-hubbards-writers-of-the-future-contest/ Exeter Novel Prize First 10,000 words of a novel not under contract, including a 500-word synopsis. Closing date: 1st January 2018. Prizes: £500, five £75 runners-up. Entry fee: £18. Looking for: Any genre except children's. Email: creativewritingmatters@virginmedia.com  Website: www.creativewritingmatters.co.uk RW First Chapter Competition Closing date: 28th January 2018. Entry fee: £15. Looking for: Send in your first chapter up to 3,500 words. See website for all details. Prizes: Submission review by literary agent. http://www.retreatwest.co.uk/competitions/first-chapter/ Bath Flash Fiction Novella in Flash Award  Closing date: 29th January, 2018. Prizes: £300, 2 x £100. Winner and two runners-up are published in a one-volume three-novella collection. Each published author receives five copies. Entry fee: £16 Looking for: Flash fiction novellas between 6,000 to 18,000 words. Email: novella@bathflashfictionaward.com  Website: http://bathflashfictionaward.com/ Fish Short Memoir Contest Closing date: 31st January 2018. Entry fee: €16, (€10 subsequent entries); Postal €18 (€12 Subsequent entries). Prizes: The best 10 memoirs will be published in the 2018 Fish Anthology. First prize: €1,000. Second prize: Week on a writers’ retreat at Casa Ana, La Alpujarra, Spain, + €300. Looking for: Personal non-fiction, up to 4,000 words. Email: info@fishpublishing.com Website: www.fishpublishing.com CWA Debut Dagger Competition Closing date: 28th Feb 2018. Prize: £500. Shortlisted authors have their work shown to agents and publishers. Entry fee: £36. Looking for: For the first 3,000 words of a crime novel, plus synopsis (max 1,000 words). Author must have no traditional publishing contract for a full-length novel. Self-published novelists are eligible. Further details: Longlist announced: CrimeFest in May 2018; shortlist: summer 2018; winner: October 2018. Contact: secretary@thecwa.co.uk Full details and online entry: http://www.thecwa.co.uk/debuts/debut-dagger/ 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 Cinnamon Press Annual Debut Novel/Novella Prize Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: 1 year's free mentoring worth £1000 or (for those who have completed mentoring) 100 copies of the novel + publishing contract. Entry fee: £12 per novel. Looking for: Adult and crossover novels only (no children's fiction). Submit only the first 10,000 words of the work. Shortlisted entrants will be asked to send their full manuscript. Further info: Entries should be submitted electronically, via the form on the website. Open to those who have not had a novel previously published. (those with self-published novels may enter). Website: https://www.cinnamonpress.com/annual-debut-novel-or-novella-prize
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L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Contest Closing date: Quarterly. Prizes: Three non-renewable cash prizes offered each quarter: a first prize of $1,000, a second prize of $750, and a third prize of $500. First place winners will be submitted in the 'Grand Prize' contest, which awards an additional $5,000. Further info: For more information on the requirements and rules of the Grand Prize contest, applicants should review the L. Ron Hubbard website. Website: https://www.unigo.com/l-ron-hubbards-writers-of- the-future-contest/ Exeter Novel Prize First 10,000 words of a novel not under contract, including a 500-word synopsis. Closing date: 1st January 2018. Prizes: £500, five £75 runners-up. Entry fee: £18. Looking for: Any genre except children's. Email: creativewritingmatters@virginmedia.com  Website: www.creativewritingmatters.co.uk RW First Chapter Competition Closing date: 28th January 2018. Entry fee: £15. Looking for: Send in your first chapter up to 3,500 words. See website for all details. Prizes: Submission review by literary agent. http://www.retreatwest.co.uk/competitions/first-chapter/ Bath Flash Fiction Novella in Flash Award  Closing date: 29th January, 2018. Prizes: £300, 2 x £100. Winner and two runners-up are published in a one-volume three-novella collection. Each published author receives five copies. Entry fee: £16 Looking for: Flash fiction novellas between 6,000 to 18,000 words. Email: novella@bathflashfictionaward.com  Website: http://bathflashfictionaward.com/ Fish Short Memoir Contest Closing date: 31st January 2018. Entry fee: €16, (€10 subsequent entries); Postal €18 (€12 Subsequent entries). Prizes: The best 10 memoirs will be published in the 2018 Fish Anthology. First prize: €1,000. Second prize: Week on a writers’ retreat at Casa Ana, La Alpujarra, Spain, + €300. Looking for: Personal non-fiction, up to 4,000 words. Email: info@fishpublishing.com Website: www.fishpublishing.com CWA Debut Dagger Competition Closing date: 28th Feb 2018. Prize: £500. Shortlisted authors have their work shown to agents and publishers. Entry fee: £36. Looking for: For the first 3,000 words of a crime novel, plus synopsis (max 1,000 words). Author must have no traditional publishing contract for a full-length novel. Self-published novelists are eligible. Further details: Longlist announced: CrimeFest in May 2018; shortlist: summer 2018; winner: October 2018. Contact: secretary@thecwa.co.uk Full details and online entry: http://www.thecwa.co.uk/debuts/debut-dagger/ 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 Cinnamon Press Annual Debut Novel/Novella Prize Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: 1 year's free mentoring worth £1000 or (for those who have completed mentoring) 100 copies of the novel + publishing contract. Entry fee: £12 per novel. Looking for: Adult and crossover novels only (no children's fiction). Submit only the first 10,000 words of the work. Shortlisted entrants will be asked to send their full manuscript. Further info: Entries should be submitted electronically, via the form on the website. Open to those who have not had a novel previously published. (those with self-published novels may enter). Website: https://www.cinnamonpress.com/annual-debut- novel-or-novella-prize
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