Adult Novel: deadline December 2021 (tbc)
Length: Typically novels are 70,000 – 100, 000 words. Submit three chapters (minimum of 4000 words, maximum 10,000 words) as one document that must include the following:
– the first chapter
– another chapter that best showcases how your novel meets the green stories criteria
– a third chapter (suggest the final chapter if possible)
– a one-page synopsis (name and contact details optional – we can identify via submission page)
You can submit more than three chapters if you need to, in order to make up to 4,000 words. We may then ask for the full novel from the best entries.
Judging Criteria: see General Competition Guidelines – Green Stories Writing Competitions
Prizes: Half price manuscript appraisal (worth £300-400) for top three entries by established literary consultancy Daniel Goldsmith. We are seeking sponsorship to augment this prize – details tbc.
Daniel Goldsmith Associates are literary and publishing consultants. They work with writers to improve their writing, offer rights and contracts management services to literary agents and help new publishers to start up. www.danielgoldsmith.co.uk Twitter: @literaryconsult
Helping you achieve success: We have agreement from Peter Cox from the literary agency, Redhammer Management, to provide a one to one mentoring session with the winners (at their office in London or virtual meeting).
Eligibility: Open to all, as long as it has not been published elsewhere. All submissions must be in English and conform to the green stories criteria of showing a positive vision of what a sustainable society might look like or in some way smuggling in green solutions/policies/characters in the context of an otherwise mainstream story. Submission details and link will be provided two months before the deadline.