Monday, 4 September 2017

THE CALEDONIA NOVEL AWARD





THE CALEDONIA NOVEL AWARD




Welcome to the Caledonia Novel Award, an Edinburgh-based, international award for unpublished and self-published novelists.

Prize: £1,000

Shortlist judge: Madeleine Milburn, literary agent and founder of Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency

Special Prize: a free place on a writing course at Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre for the best novel from the UK and Ireland

MONIACK MHOR CREATIVE WRITING CENTRE


Here at The Caledonia Novel Award, we are really keen to nurture undiscovered talent and encourage new writers. With this in mind, we are very excited to announce that, for the second year running, we are offering a special prize for the best novel submitted by an author from the UK and Ireland. This prize is a free place on a writing course at Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre, situated in the Scottish Highlands, just 14 miles from Inverness. The winner will be able to choose from a selection of week-long residential courses taking place there in 2018. Details of the 2017 courses, and further information about this excellent resource, can be found at http://www.moniackmhor.org.uk.


Moniack Mhor is Scotland’s Creative Writing Centre. The centre runs residential creative writing courses and partnership courses throughout the year for adults and young people at all stages of their writing career. Courses are tutored by established writers, with a mid-week visit from a guest writer, and cover many different genres. Moniack Mhor also runs one-off events for writers, outreach workshops, awards and a fellowship. High on a hill close to Loch Ness, the centre is an inspirational and nurturing setting for writers to spend an intensive period focussing on their work.

Many thanks to Moniack Mhor for their participation and continuing support.

www.moniackmhor.org.uk




RULES & ENTRY


2018 COMPETITION RULES
Our 2018 novel competition is open for entries from 01 May 2017 until 01 November 2017
Longlisted novels will be announced on 30 November 2017, with longlistees invited to submit their full novel manuscript by 6 December 2017
Shortlisted novels will be announced on 25 January 2018, with the overall competition winner announced in February 2018 and awarded £1,000
The entry fee is £25 per novel
Novels can be in any genre for adults or young adults
Novels must be the entrant’s original work and at least 50,000 words in length
The competition is open to writers over the age of eighteen of any nationality and resident in any country
The Caledonia Novel Award is open to unpublished or self-published novelists only
Entrants must be unagented
Entrants must not be employed by Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency or The Caledonia Novel Award
Entries may not be altered after submission
Entrants retain full copyright of their work, however by entering the competition give The Caledonia Novel Award permission to post an extract from the first 20 pages of any shortlisted entries on our website
The writer of the best novel from the British Isles and Ireland, as judged by Madeleine Milburn, will receive a free place on a writing course at Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre. The winner will be able to choose from a selection of week-long residential courses taking place in 2018. The prize includes accommodation, food and tuition, but does not cover travel costs. The full list of courses for 2018 will be announced in November, 2017. For further details about Moniack Mhor, visit www.moniackmhor.org.uk. There is no cash alternative to this prize
ENTRY

Novels should be submitted via email to entries@thecaledonianovelaward.com with one attachment containing the first 20 pages of your novel (double-spaced in a size 12 font) followed by a 200-word synopsis. In the body of your email, please list your name (this should not appear anywhere on your novel extract), novel title, contact details, brief details of genre, and payment date.
The competition entrance fee is £25 per novel, payable by Paypal. Please click the below button:

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THE CALEDONIA NOVEL AWARD

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