Run by Peters Fraser + Dunlop (one of the longest established and most highly respected literary agencies in the UK), the PFD Queer Fiction Prize is a novel prize specifically for new LGBTQIA+ writers with the aim of finding emerging talent.
Note that there are two categories for the prize:
2. YA & Children.
Both are free to enter, but entrants must only submit one entry.
The prize of this free-to-enter contest is well worth winning: representation by the agency and support in writing to the end of your novel – which could prove invaluable for anyone looking to make it in the world of adult or YA & children’s literature.
Entrants should submit a cover letter introducing yourself and your book. Then attach a three chapter sample of your work plus a synopsis (no more than 1-2 pages of A4). See the prize site for the full submission details.
Please note, the eligibility criteria: the prize is open to anyone who identifies as LGBTQIA+ and who is un-agented and in the process of writing a piece of fiction is eligible to enter. Submissions do not necessarily have to be about LGBTQIA+ experiences as long as the writer identifies as such, though the organisers are especially interested in stories with LGBTQIA+ characters or themes.