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The Booklife Prize 2019

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Closing date: 
31 August 2019
Entry: 
Authors with unpublished or self-published novels in 5 categories Entry fee $99
Prize: 
Grand Prize $5,000, category finalists a social media marketing package from BookBaby worth $1,000

The first round of the annual writing contest sponsored by BookLife and Publishers WeeklyInternational news website of book publishing and bookselling including business news, reviews, bestseller lists, commentaries http://www.publishersweekly.com/ kicked off on April 1.

The BookLife Prize is back and and looking for the next great novel.

Now in its fourth year, the BookLife Prize - a writing contest sponsored by Publishers Weekly and BookLife - will be accepting submissions for its Fiction Contest till August 31, 2019.  Read more

The International Rubery Book of the Year Award 2019

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Closing date: 
31 March 2019
Entry: 
Open to all writers internationally who have published or self-published their work Entry fee £37
Prize: 
£1500 plus £150 for at least three category winners

The Rubery Prize is a prestigious international book award seeking the best books by indie writers, self published authors and books published by independent presses, judged by reputable judges.

It is open to all writers internationally and is awarded to a book published in print or ebook form. Books published by independent presses and self published books are eligible to enter  Read more

Daily Mail PRH First Novel Competition 2018

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Closing date: 
13 July 2018
Entry: 
Open to anyone aged 16 or over who is a resident of the UK or Republic of Ireland and has not had a book published before, whether that is in print, e-book or self-published. No entry fee
Prize: 
A £20,000 advance and publishing contract with PRH imprint Century and the services of literary agent Luigi Bonomi

The Daily Mail and Penguin Random House have launched the third year of their nationwide competition to search for a new writing talent.

The winner will receive a £20,000 advance and publishing contract with PRH imprint Century and the services of literary agent Luigi Bonomi.  Read more

Myriad’s First Drafts Competition 2018

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Closing date: 
6 July 2018
Entry: 
Open to unpublished women writers of any nationality and of African heritage or descent.
Prize: 
Publication in the forthcoming anthology New Daughters of Africa, edited by Margaret Busby and a week's writing retreat

Myriad EditionsOnline image bank of infographics from The State of the World Atlas by Dan Smith. Useful resource for students, academics, teachers, journalists and businesses, the store will soon contain maps and graphics from their entire State of the World Atlas series. Download via Paypal, low resolution images start at $1 and high resolution images from $50. is now seeking entries for a special edition of its annual First Drafts award, now in its ninth year, to launch unpublished writers. This year, the Competition will be in celebration of Myriad's forthcoming publication New Daughters of Africa edited by Margaret Busby OBE.  Read more

Booklife Prize 2018

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Closing date: 
31 August 2018
Entry: 
Open to all in six categories - Romance/Erotica; Mystery/Thriller; Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror; General Fiction; Memoir/Autobiography; YA/Middle Grade Entry fee $99
Prize: 
Grand Prize $5,000

The BookLife Prize is an annual writing contest sponsored by BookLife and Publishers WeeklyInternational news website of book publishing and bookselling including business news, reviews, bestseller lists, commentaries http://www.publishersweekly.com/. The Prize seeks to support independent authors and discover great books in six categories: Romance/Erotica; Mystery/Thriller; Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror; General Fiction; Memoir/Autobiography; YA/Middle Grade.  Read more

New Writer magazine Prose and Poetry Prizes 2006

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Closing date: 
30 November 2006
Entry: 
You can enter a large range of work for different prizes: - Essays, articles, Interviews - covering any writing-related or literary theme in its widest sense up to 2,000 words. - Short Stories, Serials/Novellas - stories up to 4,000 words, serials/novellas up to 20,000 words on any subject or theme, in any genre (not children's). Previously published work is not eligible. - Single Poems and Collections - single poems up to 40 lines and collections of between 6 - 10 poems. Single poem entries must be previously unpublished; previously published poems can be included as part of a collection.
Prize: 
Cash prizes as well as publication for the prize-winning writers in The Collection - a special edition of The New Writer magazine each July

The New Writer magazine Prose and Poetry Prizes 2006

One of the major annual UK competitions for short stories, novellas, single poems, poetry collections, essays and articles has just been announced. It offers cash prizes as well as publication for the prize-winning writers in The Collection - a special edition of The New Writer magazine each July.  Read more

The Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Competition

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Closing date: 
6 February 2011
Entry: 
Eligibility: open to unpublished and self-published writers with an English-language novel manuscript , who can submit their work between Jan. 24 and Feb. 6, 2011.
Prize: 
Two grand prizes, one for general fiction and one for best young adult novel. Each winner will be published by the Penguin Group.

The Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Competition

Amazon.com and Penguin Group announced the fourth annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award competition, an international competition for the next great popular novel.

Entry into the competition launched on 24 January

Deadline: 6 February 2011  Read more

Other - Winchester Writers' Conference 2012

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Closing date: 
1 June 2012
Entry: 
First Three Pages of a Novel, Short Story, Shorter Short Story and Local History Competition fees: £7 per entry if you are attending the conference, or £9 per entry for those not attending the conference
Prize: 
Prizes: various, see link below

The Winchester Writers' Conference Competitions

This conference has no less than 18 competitions, covering almost every form of writing you can think of. They are run as part of the Winchester Writers' Conference, but you do not need to take part in the conference to enter your work.

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The BookLife Prize in Fiction

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Closing date: 
30 September 2016
Entry: 
Open to all authors of unpublished or self-published novels Entry fee $99
Prize: 
$5,000 Grand Prize, Publishable Critique for Every Entry

The BookLife Prize in Fiction is an annual writing contest sponsored by BookLife and Publishers WeeklyInternational news website of book publishing and bookselling including business news, reviews, bestseller lists, commentaries http://www.publishersweekly.com/. The Prize seeks to support new authors and discover great works of fiction in six categories: Romance/Erotica; Mystery/Thriller; Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror; General Fiction; YA Fiction; and Middle Grade Fiction.  Read more

Discovery Day Online 2015

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Closing date: 
26 November 2015
Entry: 
Open to anyone on Twitter
Prize: 
The opportunity to take part in four consecutive sessions with the aim of simplifying the process of finding a literary agent and giving advice on routes to becoming a published author

Literary agencies will host online 'Discovery Day'

Curtis BrownSee Curtis Brown listing and Conville and Walsh are to host a Twitter based event dedicated to "de-mystifying" the publishing process for prospective authors, called Discovery Day Online.  Read more

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