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Third outing for first novel prize

The First Novel Prize 2018 will open for entries on 1 February.

Organised by Daniel Goldsmith Associates and now in its third year, the First Novel Prize is for an unpublished novel manuscript and has a first prize of £1,000, and second prize of £250 and a third prize of £100.

The competition is for original, unpublished novels for adult readers, in any genre, of at least 50,000 words. Children’s and YA novels and novellas, short stories and non-fiction are not accepted. To enter, send the novel and a synopsis in the same document. Double space the manuscript on numbered single sides of A4. Include your contact details on the title page of the manuscript. There is a £25 entry fee, payable via the online submission system. Postal entrants may pay by cheques made out to Daniel Goldsmith Associates, and should include a covering letter. The closing date is 31 May.

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In the first issue of Writing Magazine for the New Year, we look at what's hot for 2018 as publishing insiders share their predictions for the year ahead. You can get your writing year off to a great new start with advice for all writers - whether you write crime, romance, fantasy, poetry, historical fiction or for children, we've got something in this issue to help and inspire you. • Our star interview is the queen of dynasty sagas, the great Barbara Taylor Bradford. • Keep up to date with the latest opportunities to sell your work and see it in print, and win £58,142 in writing prizes.

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