PFD Queer Fiction Prize 2022

PFD are running a Queer Fiction Prize in 2022 for new LGBTQIA+ writers to find emerging talent. Winners will be signed to PFD and supported in writing to the end of their novels. There are three separate categories for Adult, YA and Children’s fiction, and judging alongside the agents will be two PFD authors.

 

Adult Fiction Prize:

Judged by Okechukwu Nzelu and agent Cara Lee Simpson. Accepting fiction samples for upmarket and literary fiction across all genres. Applicants are asked to submit a three-chapter sample and synopsis. Works may be finished or in-progress.

YA Fiction Prize:

Judged by E. Latimer and agents Silvia Molteni and Lucy Irvine. Accepting YA fiction samples across all genres. Applicants are asked to submit a three-chapter sample and synopsis. Works may be finished or in-progress.

 Children’s Fiction Prize:

Judged by E. Latimer and agents Silvia Molteni and Lucy Irvine. Accepting middle grade (aimed at readers aged 8-12) and chapter books (aimed at readers aged 6-8) fiction samples across all genres. Applicants are asked to submit a three-chapter sample and synopsis. Works may be finished or in-progress.

Eligibility Criteria:

Anyone who identifies as LGBTQIA+ and who is un-agented and in the process of writing a piece of fiction is eligible to enter. Submissions do not necessarily have to be about LGBTQIA+ experiences as long as the writer identifies as such, though we are especially interested in stories with LGBTQIA+ characters or themes.

Works do not need to be complete as the prize will be representation at PFD and support in writing to the end of your novel.

 

How to submit:

The prize is free to enter. Email prize@pfd.co.uk with the subject heading for the category you are entering along with the title of the book and your name. For example:

YA The Alchemist by Kevin Jones

or

ADULT Second Chances by L. Miller

In the body of the email, please write a cover letter introducing yourself and your book. Then attach a three chapter sample of your work plus a synopsis (no more than one page of A4).

 

Key Dates:

Applications open on the 1st December 2021 and close on the 1st March 2022.

The shortlists will be announced in May 2022 and the winners soon after in June.

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