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  • The Caledonia Novel Award is open to unpublished or self-published novelists only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: