Novel London began as a monthly book reading event in London's bookshops and has worked with over 100 emerging and established writers since 2015.
We transitioned online for the past two years but this year we are back in person and online!
WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES
1st Prize Novel London Trophy + £500 + Lunch with a Literary Agent (TBC)
£300 + an assessment (TBC)
£100 + coaching or mentoring sessions (TBC)
Deadline: 31st July 2022 (11:59 PM GMT)
Novel London's Literary Competition is now open for entries!
We are now accepting the opening chapter(s) or first 3000 words of newly published, unpublished and self published novels. The novel must be aimed at adults and can be in any genre. .
For full details, please refer to the submission guidelines below.
Please submit the opening chapter of up to 3,000 words as a PDF + a short synopsis (one document). If you have more than one chapter within the word count, please submit the first 3,000 words of your novel. If the opening chapter (including any prologue) is longer than 3,000, please only submit up to the word count. Do not include your name on the entry (including the file name) as all entries will be judged anonymously.
Please use the title of your novel as the filename.
Your entry must be a work of fiction and aimed at adults.
Your entry can be part of a larger work that is self published, newly published (from 1st January 2021) or unpublished.
Your novel should be complete.
Format your manuscript by using double or 1.5 line spacing. Use a standard font and font size 12 and standard margins.
All entries must be sent electronically - no postal submissions allowed.
All entries must be in English.
Please submit your biography (one page only) as a separate document within your submission.
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31st July 2022 - Deadline for Entries.
September 2022 - Long-list will be announced.
October 2022 - Novel London Literary Festival.
As with all of our events over the past few years, please note that we will be asking writers who make the long-list for a blurb of their novel and a profile picture, which will be used for publicity on the Novel London website and social media platforms. All short-listed writers will be asked to come and join us for the evening of readings which will take place as part of the festival and culminates with the prize being announced.
Her debut novel, Remembered, was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction (2019) and shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize (2020). Yvonne also has six titles in Penguin Random House’s The Ladybird Tales of Superheroes and The Ladybird Tales of Crowns and Thrones. Yvonne teaches creative writing at Sheffield Hallam University where she is a Principal Lecturer and Humanities Business and Enterprise Lead.
She writes for publications including Guardian Books, The A.V. Club and The New Arab. Sarah has previously been a judge for the Costa Novel Award and the Jhalak Prize.
She is the author of the forthcoming children's book South Asian Folktales, Myths and Legends.
Sarah can be found on Twitter @sarahshaffi
Novel London Summer School - 2022
Throughout July we will be holding in-person writers circles for writers to come and share their opening chapter or synopsis in a safe environment to get peer-to-peer feedback from fellow novelists. The sessions will be held every fortnight this summer at Old Diorama Arts Centre in central London.
Old Diorama Arts Centre
This year, Novel London is delighted to be supported by Old Diorama Arts Centre - a creation centre: a shared home for the live arts, creative industries and local community to make, explore and meet.
Since the 1970s, ODAC has supported London’s creative ecology. Now housed in a purpose-built complex at the Regent's Place campus, our air-conditioned studios and offices are home to a busy schedule of rehearsals, workshops, readings, castings, film and photo shoots, and events.
ODAC is a lively hub of performing arts development, where West End rehearsals and big-name castings nestle alongside new work by emerging artists and local groups - and everything in between. Get in touch to join their community.
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Novel London Competition 2021 Winners
We had over 300 entries last year and we are proud to present last year's winners of the Novel London Literary Competition.
Bren Gosling is an Alumnus of City University’s Novel Studio. Shortlisted for Exeter Novel Prize. Finalist for Luke Bitmead Award. Bren’s writing appears in numerous anthologies including The London Short Story Prize and Brighton Prize. He is three times winner of City Writes Short Story competition. Last year, in 2020, he made the shortlist to the Novel London Literary Competition.His play Moment of Grace inspired by Princess Diana’s opening of Britain’s first AIDS Unit won the 2020 NO: INTERMISSION One Act Play Competition.
Bren’s play PROUD inspired by The Street Sweeper runs at New Wimbledon Theatre Autumn ‘21.
"When it came time to compose my first novel, I decided to ‘write what I know.’ So I told a story of the people I’ve known. A tale racism and loss, of ignorance and manipulation, hope and hatred. I wanted to talk about the people who’ve been caught up in webs of power. In thinking about them—and the men who sometimes dominate these poor souls—the most realistic image I could imagine was of the immortal vampire. I’ve known vampires, I’ve worked for them, and I’ve even been a bit of one myself. This vampire story, Rector, is my attempt to tell the truth in the most honest way I can: as a tale of the undead."
- Thomas McKenzie, 2021
Arathi Menon is an author and a columnist based in London. Pan Macmillan, India published her first book, a memoir, Leaving Home With Half A Fridge.
Her middle grade novel, A Mystery at Lili Villa was published by Yali Books in July 2021. She has had a few short stories published and been on a few longlists and shortlists including the Penguin Write Now programme, Faber FAB Prize, Ivan Juritz Prize, United Agents 100X100, the BPA First Novel Award. She completed her MA in Creative Writing Prose Fiction from UEA.
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