Daily Mail/Penguin Random House New Novelist Competition
Deadline June 14 (must be received by this date), formerly May 5. Recommended free contest awards a 20,000 pounds advance as part of a standard publishing contract with Penguin Random House UK for a fiction manuscript by a UK author aged 16+ who has never published a novel before in any format and is not currently represented by a literary agent. No saga, fantasy, or science fiction. Winner must submit a completed manuscript by January 30, 2020. Send your novel's first 3,000 words and a 600-word synopsis of the complete work. No electronic submissions accepted, along with a 3-paragraph cover letter about yourself and the main idea behind your book. Co-sponsored by Penguin Random House UK and The Daily Mail, a division of Associated Newspapers Ltd.
Published: May 13, 2019