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All’s fair in this writers’ contest

The Irish Writers Centre has launched Novel Fair 2018 and is inviting submissions.

Novel Fair, where first-time novelists pitch directly to publishers and agents, has been described by The Irish Times as ‘Dragon’s Den for writers’. Twelve shortlisted entrants will be selected to take part. Each selected writer will have a stand at the fair, and leading publishers and agents will be invited to the fair to meet these writers. Shortlisted writers will also be invited to a How to Pitch Your Novel seminar two weeks before the fair. Longlisted writers who do not make the shortlist will have their work evaluated and critiqued by the judging panel. The 2018 event will take place on 17 February 2018 and shortlisted writers must be available to attend on that day.

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