We are happy to announce the Winner of the Virginia Prize for fiction 2020!  Congratulations to Nikki Dudley for Volta.

You can buy a copy of her book here

Nikki Dudley is managing editor of streetcake magazine. She also runs the streetcake writing prize and the MumWrite programme. She has a poetry chapbook and collection with Knives Forks and Spoons Press. Her earlier novel, Ellipsis, is published with Sparkling Books.  t @nikkidudley20

The competition is open to women of any nationality from any country, aged 18 and over.

We are looking for entries of completed, unpublished novels for adults or YA readers, of at least 45,000 words in length.

The next round opened on January 15, 2021. The Entry Fee:

Early bird £15 by June 1st 2021/ Standard entry £20 by August 1st  / £25 Late entry by 1st December 2021.

The Prize:

Finalists will receive editorial guidance and a conditional publishing deal from Aurora Metro Books.

Please ensure you’ve read the rules and FAQs before entering.

Download the Entry Form here

Send your entry form and novel by email to

Don’t forget to pay for your entry here
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