• Novel London Literary Festival 2020

    Novel London Literary Festival will take place on Saturday 5th August 2020 at the iconic bookshop - Foyles - on Charing Cross Road.

     

    The day will focus on self and digital publishing, editing and publicity. It will showcase 15 emerging and established novelists. The day will culminate with a prize ceremony celebrating the winners of Novel London’s Award.

     

    For further updates on the 2020 Festival please send us an email.

  • Preliminary Program of Events

    Get it Written - From Inspiration to Execution.

    12.30 - 13:30

    Novel London held workshops and an outreach program with local London writers. This session will look at their journey from inception, inspiration and completion of their first draft.

     

    Kit De Wal

     

    Featuring:

    2 Competition entrants -

     

    Followed by a Q&A session.

     

     

    Editing Your Novel

    14.00 - 15:00

    How do you know that your novel has a strong beginning, middle and end?

    In this session, we will look at the structural arc of a novel, focusing on one of the competition winners and the strengths and weakness of the narrative structure.

     

    Self-publishing is now the way forward for many authors: fulltime writers are four times more likely to make a living when they self-publish! It is a quick, relatively cheap process and simple when you know how, but often people hold back because they are not sure how to get started. If this is your worry then this workshop is for you! We will cover how to get from a completed manuscript to holding a published book in your hands, step by step.

     

    Featuring a competition entrant.

     

    Followed by a Q&A session

    Creating your Author Website in an hour

    15:30 - 16:30

    Have you been avoiding making an author website? Have you struggled with website builders and found them clunky and confusing?

     

    Safeena Chaudhry, novelist and organiser of Novel London, will be taking you through a practical session on how to create a basic author website. As well as haven their synopsis and first chapter peer reviewed, the competition winner will have their profile picture taken, a front cover designed and a 3d mock up of their book.

     

    Featuring: Competition Winner

     

    Followed by a Q&A session.

    Novel London Readings

    17:30-19:00

    Join us as we celebrate the work of the competition entrants in an evening of readings. Some of the readings will be from the outreach writing program, workshops and competition shortlist.

     

    Featured authors: TBC

     

    The evening will culminate in the prize giving ceremony.

  • Competition Entrants.

    As part of the second Novel London Literary Festival Competition, shortlisted and long listed entrants are invited to be a part of the panels, read out their work and partake in discussions.

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  • Novel London Literary Festival

    2020 Competition

     

    1st Prize

    £600

     

    2nd Prize

    £400

     

    3rd Prize

    Free Website Design/ Redesign

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