Our 2023 competition is now closed
‘I'm putting this message out there into the world in the hope that it reaches you. How? My best answer has to be "somehow"...' Sophie Hannah, The Couple at the Table
Thanks to everyone who submitted!
Entrants will be notified in January/February 2024 as to whether or not their work has been longlisted. In the meantime, good luck!
Sophie Hannah (best-selling novelist), Natasha Onwuemezi (Associate Editor of the Bookseller) and Sophie Lambert (literary agent and MD of the C&W Literary Agency) will be deciding the winner of our 2023 Novel Competition.
The winner will receive £5,000 plus manuscript feedback from The Literary Consultancy, and pitch training and personal introductions to editors and agents in partnership with New Writing North. Three finalists will also receive manuscript feedback from The Literary Consultancy, and pitch training and personal introductions to editors and agents .
Our winners and finalists go on to be published at the highest level - including Imogen Hermes Gower with The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock, Polly Clark with Larchfield, Frances Perkins with The Seven Imperfect Rules of Elvira Carr, Laura McVeigh with Under the Almond Tree, and many more, and we're excited to see what lies ahead for the Class of 2023.