Deadline January 8 (must be received by this date), formerly January 15. Recommended free contest gives top prize of 5,000 pounds and representation from the Curtis Brown Literary Agency for the first 10,000 words of a novel-in-progress by a female UK or Ireland resident age 18+. All longlisted and shortlisted authors will be offered personalized packages of mentorship from an agent tailored to their individual needs, as well as free or discounted Curtis Brown Creative writing courses and Audible subscriptions. Prize is intended to discover and promote "the most talented and original new female writing voices". Writers must be unagented, and submissions must be previously unpublished. Writers need not have completed their novel at the time of entry. Enter online by completing the submission form, including the introductory extract of your work-in-progress and a concise synopsis (up to 1,000 words allowed, but sponsor prefers 500 words). Co-sponsored by the Women's Prize Trust, Curtis Brown Literary Agency, Curtis Brown Creative Writing School, and Audible.
Published: November 3, 2023