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Exeter Novel Prize

Writing Contest by Creative Writing Matters



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  • Response time: -
  • Prizes: £1000, 100x5
  • Fee: £20
  • Last run: 2023-01-01
  • Reading blind: -

Fiction - 10000 words max

Max words: 10000

Type: Excerpt

Entries should take the form of the opening of your novel (not a random selection of scenes) and must not exceed a total of ten thousand words, which includes a synopsis of not more than five hundred words.

Additional info

Please read contest details carefully before submitting.

Submission calls


    Deadline: Jan 1, 2024


We accept the first ten thousand words including synopsis of a novel that has not been accepted for publication by a traditional publisher.