The Cheshire Novel Prize is an excellent option for authors who are serious about getting their novels out there. Not only is there an excellent panel of judges (see below), the competition also stands out because ALL entrants receive feedback on their submission.
The judges for this year’s competition are:
– Darcy Nicholson, PUBLISHING DIRECTOR BLOOMSBURY
– Hayley Steed, LITERARY AGENT- JANKLOW & NESBIT UK
– Rachel Neely, LITERARY AGENT – MUSHENS ENTERTAINMENT
– Elvin Mensah, WRITER
– Clara Foster, LITERARY AGENT – AEVITAS CREATIVE MANAGEMENT
With a top prize of £1,500, there is clearly a lot of appeal. But it is the prestige of winning the award that could really kickstart your career as a novelist.
Note that long-listed novels will be announced on 14th June 2024 at 2pm and all long-listed writers will be required to send an additional 15,000 words including the original 5,000 words to make 20,000 words, plus your 500 word synopsis, by 21st June 2024.