v woolfJust one week to submit your manuscript to our Virginia Prize for Fiction. Closing date 31 October.

The Prize is open to any woman, including non-UK residents, over 18 years of age, writing in English. The winner will receive £1,000 as well as a conditional offer of publication by Aurora Metro Press.

Previous winners are:

The Leipzig Affair by Fiona Rintoul, which won in 2013, was dramatised for BBC R4’s Book at Bedtime. Read by Douglas Henshall and Indira Varma it was broadcast in March 2015.

Mary Hamer who won in 2011 with her novel Kipling & Trix is keeping busy in this Kipling anniversary year (150 years since his birth). As the current Chair of the Kipling Society she is giving a host of talks across the country about her novel and his life.

Louise Soraya Black who won the inaugural prize in 2009 for her novel Pomegranate Sky, which Fay Weldon described as “Vividly written, fresh and eloquent” has now given up her law career to pursue writing full-time.

Could you be next? For more information about the prize and to enter.