PFD Queer Fiction Prize back for 2024

Nov 1, 2023

PFD’s Queer Fiction Prize is back for 2024, searching for new LGBTQIA+ writers to find emerging talent. Winners will be offered representation at PFD and supported in writing to the end of their novels. There are two separate categories for Adult and YA/Children’s fiction, and further details on judges will be announced shortly.

Applicants are asked to submit a three-chapter sample and synopsis. Works may be finished or in-progress.

For FAQs please visit the PFD Queer Fiction Prize page on our website, here.


Key Dates:

Applications open on the 1st December 2023 and close on the 1st March 2024.

The shortlists will be announced in May 2024 and the winners soon after in June.

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 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


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).