Eligibility: unpublished, self-published and independently published writers worldwide. Full terms & eligibility

Submissions: first 5,000 words plus one page synopsis of novel manuscripts in any genre

Prize: £3,000

Judge: Jenny Savill, Director at Andrew Nurnberg Associates international literary agency

Shortlist prize: manuscript feedback and literary agent introductions

Longlist prize: the writer of the most promising longlisted manuscript will receive an online place worth £1,800 on Edit Your Novel the Professional Way from Cornerstones Literary Consultancy

Entry fee: £28 with sponsored places available for writers on low income

Closing date: 31st May 2020.