NOVEL LONDON has worked with and promoted over 150 emerging and established writers since 2015. It is now a yearly literary competition and festival focusing on the novel. Newly published, unpublished and self-published novels are all welcome.
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.
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Your entry can be part of a larger work that is self-published, newly published (from 1st January 2022) or unpublished.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.
All entries must be the author's own work, not generated by AI.
Please submit your biography (one page only) as a separate document within your submission.
Writers must be 16 or over.
*Entry fee is non-refundable*
All entries must be accompanied by proof of Paypal purchase.
The Entry Fee is £11.00
Wednesday 7th 2023
Please email your documents as attachments, as a PDF as well as your Paypal receipt/ screenshot to email@example.com
*By entering, you agree to be contacted about relevant workshops and events connected to Novel London.
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.