Competition deadline 11th February 2022
The 2022 Fiction Prize is now open for entries.
The Fiction Prize is for a novel by a woman over the age of 18 that marries literary merit with unputdownability. The work can be on any subject at all. We welcome submissions of literary fiction and genre fiction equally. Novels for young adults or children are acceptable if they are mainly word-based; picture books are excluded.
Now going into its twelfth year, the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize is famous for helping undiscovered female writers launch their literary careers. Founded in 2010, by Professor Janet Todd OBE, the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize has gone from strength to strength with many shortlisted and winning authors securing publishing deals and furthering their writing. The Prize has developed a formidable reputation for attracting first-class writing talent and as such judges are seeking entries that combine literary merit with ‘unputdownability.’
This annual occasion has been instrumental in introducing previous winners to their respective agents, and allows attendees to mingle with industry specialists.
Free consultation with literary agent
All shortlisted entrants receive a valuable half-hour one-to-one consultation with our competition sponsors PFD (subject to them not already having an agent) who will give editorial feedback and discuss the marketability of the work submitted. In addition, the 2022 winner will receive a cash prize of £1,500.
About Lucy Cavendish College
The College was founded as a women’s college for students aged twenty-one and over to transform their life chances and give them professional careers. Having widened its intake to students of any age & irrespective of gender, Lucy Cavendish College’s mission today is to attract, support and unlock the potential of students from non-traditional and underrepresented backgrounds who are driven by a desire to make a difference and committed to having a positive and lasting impact on society.
Our undergraduate and postgraduate students come from over sixty countries, and a wide variety of educational and professional backgrounds. Many have changed careers or overcome significant challenges in order to reach University. The College is particularly strong in Medicine, Law, Engineering, Veterinary Medicine, Psychology, the Social Sciences and English Literature.
See here for full details and to enter.