First Novel Prize

Daniel Goldsmith Associates is pleased to introduce the First Novel Prize, an exciting new competition for unpublished and independently published writers. Not only will writers have the chance to win £1,000 for first prize, but they will also have their work read and recognised by a panel of publishing professionals.
“It is a real privilege to judge a writing competition. The range of undiscovered talent is always amazing.” Robin Wade, Literary Agent at Wade & Co.

“I’m delighted to be a judge for the First Novel Prize. It’s a wonderful chance to highlight new talent and I look forward to discovering a fantastic new voice in fiction.” Carla Josephson, Judge & Fiction Editor at Simon & Schuster

“The overall aim of the new First Novel Prize is to find an outstanding new writer and a brilliant debut.” Lorena Goldsmith, Judge & Literary Consultant at Daniel Goldsmith Associates

Entries: Now Open!

Closing Date: 31st May 2016

Submissions: full manuscripts only, should be in English, unpublished or self-published, of any adult genre and over 50,000 words. Please note that children’s fiction, Young Adult and Non-fiction will not qualify for entry.


*1st – £1000* *2nd – £250* *3rd – £100*

All entries must include a title page with your contact details followed by a synopsis and the whole novel attached within the same document. The entry fee is £25.

Post by Louisa Davison, Marlborough

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