Mslexia are looking for novels of 50,000 words and over in any genre as long as it is written for adults or young adults.
The closing date is 21st September 2015. At this point, they are asking for the first 5,000 words by the closing date. The full manuscript will then be required in October if your novel makes the shortlist.
The fee to enter is £25 per novel.
Judging the competition this year is novelist, Marina Lewycka, literary agent, Juliet Mushens and Di Speirs, the Books Editor at BBC Radio & Music.
The first prize is £5,000. The winner and four other finalists will also receive free professional feedback from The Literary Consultancy and will be invited to meet literary agents and editors at a special networking event in London. The winner will be announced in the Mar/Apr/May 2016 issue of Mslexia.
To help with your submission, Mslexia have put together some workshops which you can view here: https://mslexia.co.uk/workshop/novel-writing-workshops/
For more information, Mslexia contact details and details on how to enter visit https://mslexia.co.uk/competition/novel-competition/
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