Rules of Entry

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The Virginia Prize for Fiction 

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We are looking for entries of completed, unpublished novels for adults or YA readers, of at least 45,000 words in length.

Submissions for the 2021 Virginia Prize for Fiction have now closed.

The Shortlist (Announced April 2022) :

Nikki Madan- We were only trying to fill the lonely

Sophie Neville- A Girl called Redemption

Nat Bayley- Bone Rites

 

The Longlist (Announced Feb 2022)

Nikki Madan- We were only trying to fill the lonely

Sophie Parkes- Out of Human Sight

Romi Jones- Two Lads and a Beach Hut

Joan E Bauer- The Bicycle Messenger

Silvia Kwon- Vincent and Sien

Sophie Neville- A Girl called Redemption

Nat Bayley- Bone Rites

Yoanna Pak- Wolnam

 

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.

 

The next round of this competition will open Jan 2023

Download the Entry Form here

Send your entry form and novel by email to vp@aurorametro.com

Any problems contact us at  vp@aurorametro.com and we will send you a request for payment via email.
 
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