The Watson Little x Indie Novella Prize is a collaboration between literary agency Watson, Little and Indie Novella, an online hub providing information and advice to aspiring authors. The prize is open to writers aged 16 or over who are based in the UK or Ireland. It is free to enter and although there is no cash prize, the winner will receive a one-hour mentoring session with Watson, Little (which may lead to representation if they particularly like your work, though there are no guarantees on this).
Note that this is a themed competition and entrants can choose one of the following three themes: Community, Climate, or Crime Fiction. Although it’s called a novella competition, it’s open to fiction of all lengths (novels, novellas, stories).
For those people seeking to get published but don’t want to splash loads of cash on entry fees, this could be the competition for you. Visit the indienovella.co.uk website for the full details and terms and conditions.