Debut novelists can win a $800 bursary to have their novel professionally critiqued at the Writers’ Village Foundation, a not-for-profit award program established to help new authors. The top eight submissions will also gain personal feedback from the award judge, novelist Michelle Spring, a Royal Literary Fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge.
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Any genre of prose fiction may be submitted up to 3000 words, except playscripts and poetry. Entries are welcomed world-wide. Winners will be awarded the title ‘Winner, the Writers’ Village International Short Fiction Award 2013’ and see their work showcased online. All contestants gain a helpful critique of their story, win or lose – a feature thought to be unique among low-fee writing contests.
Prizes: First prize, $1600; Second prize, $400; Runner-up (5), $80.00
Reading fee: $24
Deadline is November 30, 2013. For more information, please visit their website.
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