Entries for Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize 2019, now open

Oct 9, 2018

PFD are delighted to announce that the 2019 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize is now open for entries.

Founded in 2010, by Professor Janet Todd OBE, the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize has gone from strength to strength with many shortlisted and winning authors securing publishing deals and furthering their writing.

The annual Fiction Prize provides a unique opportunity for unpublished female authors, aged 21 and over, to launch their literary careers.

Judges are seeking writers who combine literary merit with ‘unputdownability’ and the Prize has developed a formidable reputation for attracting first-class writing talent

The 2019 Fiction Prize opened for entries on 3 October 2018 and closes to entries at 12 noon on Friday 8 February 2019.

This annual occasion has been instrumental in introducing previous winners, Catherine Chanter (2013) and Joanna Merifield (2014), as well as short-listed entrants Sara Collins (2016), Louise Hare (2017), Gail Honeyman (2014) and Laura Marshall (2016) to their respective agents, and allows attendees to mingle with industry specialists.

All shortlisted entrants receive a valuable half-hour one-to-one consultation, with Nelle Andrew of PFD,  who will give editorial feedback and discuss the marketability of the work submitted. In addition, the 2019 winner will receive a cash prize of £1,500.

We wish all entrants the best of luck.

For more information on how to enter please follow this link: https://www.lucy-cav.cam.ac.uk/fictionprize/the-prize/