For those of you looking for an opportunity to have an unpublished novel professionally looked at, the Caledonia Novel Award may be just the opportunity you’re looking for.
You need to send the first 20 pages of your novel, plus a 200 word synopsis.
The judge is Richard Pike of Curtis Brown.
You have until 1st November 2016 to send your work.
There is an entry fee of £20 and a prize of £1000 to the winner.
Entries are accepted from all over the world.
There is an additional prize for the best novel from an entrant from the UK and Ireland. The prize is a free place on a writing course at Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre, which is in the Scottish Highlands, 14 miles from Inverness. The winner is given a choice from a selection of week-long residential courses taking place there in 2017. Details of the 2016 courses and additional information at http://www.moniackmhor.org.uk.
To find out more details about the competition, visit the website.