The NSW Writers’ Centre and New Holland Publishers have announced their inaugural genre fiction award. ‘A Novel Idea’ is open to all published and unpublished popular fiction adult writers resident in Australia.


First prize is publication by New Holland and a 20-hour manuscript development grant from the NSW Writers’ Centre. Second prize is a 15-hour manuscript development grant and third prize a 10-hour manuscript development grant.  All short-listed entries will also be considered for publication.
Entrants must be members of the NSW Writers’ Centre and are asked to initially submit a synopsis and the first three chapters of their novel. Short-listed entrants will then be asked for their full manuscript.

Entries must be received at the NSW Writers’ Centre by 5pm on Monday 1 September 2007. Winners will be announced in December 2007. Visit this website for full conditions of entry and an entry form.


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