Deadline

  • Super Early Bird: Submit before the 1st of April 2021​
    • Receive the result of your submission by the 1st of June 2021.
  • Early Bird: Submit before the 1st of July 2021
    • Receive the result of your submission by ​the 1st of September 2021
  • Final Submission: Submit before the 1st October 2021
    • Receive the final announcement on December 16th 2021

Entries submitted during either the Super Early Bird or Early Bird phases of our prize will receive an Advanced Announcement, detailing the result of their entry.

Details
The Grindstone Novel Prize is one of the most prestigious and renowned novel prizes operating in the United Kingdom. Open to entrants from all over the world, our previous winners and shortlists have hailed from the UK, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, to name a few, and have gone on to find much success in the publishing industry.

The 2021 Novel Prize is open to unpublished or self-published, un-represented authors working on a novel aimed at Young Adult or Adult audiences. To be eligible, the finished (or projected finished) length must exceed 70,000 words. Works in progress are accepted in this competition, and entries may be of any genre.

Entrants are asked to submit the opening 3,000 words, accompanied by a short synopsis in the same file. Further details can be found below.

Entrants submitting during the Super Early Bird or Early Bird phases of the prize will receive advanced announcements before the prize ends, informing them of the result of their entries.

Entry fees

  • Super Early Bird: £16.00
    • + £8.00 Optional Feedback Supplement​
  • Early Bird: £18.00
    • + £8.00 Optional Feedback Supplement​
  • Regular Submission: £20.00
    • + £8.00 Optional Feedback Supplement​

Entrants submitting without feedback will be required to pay the listed entry fee. Those who wish to receive feedback will be required to pay the feedback supplement of £8.00 at the time of entry and are asked to follow the below guidelines.

Prizes

  • Grand Prize – £1,000 + Full MS Request
  • Runner Up – £500
  • 4x Shortlisters – £100

All Prize Winners – 25% CBCreative Online Course Discount + Atmos Collections Invitation
The top 20 entries from the initial judging phases will also be curated into a chapbook and sent directly to the list of agencies below.

How to enroll
https://www.grindstoneliterary.com/novel-prize

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