Good opportunity here for self-published authors. Thanks for the info, Bridget.


sculpture-writerThe Blue Pencil editorial consultancy are running a first novel competition for unrepresented and unpublished authors.

The winner recieves £1,000 plus an introduction to literary agent, Madeleine Milburn (who was shortlisted for literary agent of 2018 and has a literary agency in the heart of London. Check out her website HERE.)

The runner up will get £250 plus a manuscript review from a Blue Pencil Agency editor.

Are you eligible?

  • authors must be over 18

  • self-published authors can enter. Entrants who have had other types of books published ie non fiction, memoir or poetry are also eligible.

  • the work must be completed or close to completion

  • the entry must not have won or been placed as runner up in another competition. Long-listed or short-listed entries in other competitions are eligible.

What do you have to do?
Submit the first chapter of your novel up to 5000 words – it…

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