Writing competitions with deadlines coming up

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cover-smallThe Exeter Novel Prize
Closing date: 31st October 2013
Prizes: 1st £500. Five runners-up each £50
Entry fee: £12.00

 This is for a novel that has never been published in any form, although the competition is open to all authors whether or not they have been published.

The judge is Broo Doherty of Wade and Doherty Lit Agency
Further details about how to enter and rules of the competition

The McKitterick Prize
Closing date: 31st October annually.
Prize: £4,000
Free entry
For the best first novel by an author over the age of 40 on 31 December.
info@societyofauthors.org Website: societyofauthors.org

Novel Opening Chapter & Synopsis Competition
Closing date: 31st October, 2013.
Prizes: First: £500; Runner up: £200
Entry fee: £10, Optional Critique of Chapter and Synopsis: £25

An opening chapter of up to 3,000 words, plus a one page synopsis outlining the balance of the story. This is an annual…

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