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Ends on August 19, 2018£15.00
£15.00

The Retreat West Novel Prize is an annual prize looking for new, unagented authors with exciting novels to share.  

  • 1st Prize: A standard publishing contract with Retreat West Books for a paperback and ebook edition of the novel, with a £500 advance.
  • 2nd Prize: A full MS critique and editorial report from Amanda Saint.
  • 3rd Prize: A year's Gold Author Membership with Retreat West.

Every writer that enters the competition will also receive an ebook copy of the winning novel when it is published.

Entry fee: £15

Deadline: 19th August 2018

Submission guidelines: Send the first 7,500 words only of your novel and a synopsis all in the same document. The 10 shortlisted writers will be asked to submit their full manuscript.

Get all of the details here:  https://www.retreatwest.co.uk/the-retreat-west-novel-prize/ 

Stories wanted for a charity anthology to support the domestic abuse charity, Hestia; to celebrate the achievements of women; and highlight gender inequalities. 

Word count: 300 minimum / 3000 maximum

Deadline: 27th May 2018

Full details here: https://retreatwestbooks.com/2018/02/27/suffrage-anthology/
Submit flash fiction stories up to 500 words (excluding title)
Do not include your name in the story
See full details on the website: http://www.retreatwest.co.uk/quarterly-themed-flash/
Submit flash fiction stories up to 500 words (excluding title)
Do not include your name in the story
See full details on the website: http://www.retreatwest.co.uk/quarterly-themed-flash/
Submit flash fiction stories up to 500 words (excluding title)
Do not include your name in the story
See full details on the website: http://www.retreatwest.co.uk/quarterly-themed-flash/
Ends on October 28, 2018£10.00
£10.00
Submit short stories of 1500 to 4000 words
Full guidelines: http://www.retreatwest.co.uk/competitions/the-rw-short-story-prize/
Ends on October 28, 2018£8.00
£8.00
Submit flash fictions up to 500 words (no minimum word count)
Full guidelines: http://www.retreatwest.co.uk/competitions/the-rw-flash-fiction-prize/