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Inkitt Book Writing Contest
Closing date: 31st March 2017.
Prizes: We Invest Minimum $6,000 in Your Book Marketing; Proven Amazon Top 100 Strategy; A Dedicated Marketing Team; Professional Editing & Cover; 25% Royalties.
Entry fee: None.
Looking for: Minimum 20,000 words.
Further info: All genres except fan fiction accepted.
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Website: inkitt.com/publishingcontest

2017 International Rubery Book Award
Closing date 31st March 2017.
Prizes: Book of the Year £1500 (approx  2000 US$; 1800€). The winning book will be read by a top London Literary Agent. Plus a minimum of the 3 category winners each winning £150 (approx 200$, 180€)
Entry fee: £35 or $60 USD.
Judges: We have secured three high profile judges for our 2017 awards: Gaynor Arnold: Shortlisted for the Orange Prize and MAN Booker longlisted. Jeff Phelps: Poet and Stand winner. Jo Derrick: Award-winning author and highly experienced editor.
See website for more details: www.ruberybookaward.com

Whoosh! First Page Competition
Closing date: 1st April 2017.
Prize: Manuscript Assessment worth up to £320.
Entry: Free.
Looking for a cracking opening chapter to a full-length novel across any genre.
Email: info@whoosh-editing.com
Website: whoosh-editing.com/competition/

Bath Novel Award
Closing date: 24th April 2017.
Prizes: £2,000, £500.
Entry fee: £25.
Looking for: For the first 5,000 words of a novel, plus one-page synopsis.
Email: entries@bathnovelaward.co.uk
Website: bathnovelaward.co.uk

RW First Chapter Competition
Closing date: 30th April 2017.
Prizes: Submission review by literary agent Laura Williams.
Entry fee: £15.
Looking for: A submission package of: three chapters, synopsis, letter.
Website: http://www.retreatwest.co.uk

Kindle UK Storyteller Award
Closing date: 19th May 2017.
Prize: £20,000, marketing campaign on Amazon.
Free entry.
Looking for: For a new book in any genre published on Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing.
Website: www.amazon.co.uk/storyteller

New Voices First Novel Competition
Closing date: 31st May 2017.
Prizes: Start Up mentoring package worth £550.
Entry fee: £10.
Looking for: 50 pages of a novel, ready for submission, by a first-time writer.
Email: marion@adventuresinfiction.co.uk
Website: www.adventuresinfiction.co.uk

Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award
Closing date: 31st May 2017.
Prizes: £1,000 and mentoring.
Entry fee: £20.
Looking for: First 5,000-8,000 words of an unpublished debut novel for this novel competition organised by the Bridport Prize.
Website: www.bridportprize.org.uk

Yeovil Literary Prize
Closing date: 31st May 2017.
Prizes: for novels, £1,000, £250 and £100; for each of poems and short stories, £500, £200 and £100; for writing without restrictions £200, £100 and £50.
Entry fee: £11 for novels; £6 for short stories; £6 for one poem, £11 for three; writing without restrictions £5.
Looking for: novels (opening chapters and synopsis, up to 15,000 words), short stories (max 2,000 words, poems (up to 40 lines), and writing without restrictions.
Website: www.yeovilprize.co.uk

North Street Book Prize
Closing date: 30th June 2017.
Prizes: The winner of each category will receive $1,500, a marketing analysis and one-hour phone consultation with Carolyn Howard-Johnson, a $300 credit at BookBaby, and 3 free ads in the Winning Writers newsletter (a $450 value). Two honorable mentions in each category will receive $250.
Entry fee: $60 per book.
Looking for: Self-published books in categories: General Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction & Memoir.
Email: adam@winningwriters.com
Website: winningwriters.com/north


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