Mslexia are excited to launch the 2017 Mslexia Women’s Novel Competition for unpublished women writers.

The competition is open to women of any nationality from any country, and welcomes 5,000 word extracts of completed, unpublished novels of at least 50,000 words in length (not including the title).

1st Prize: £5,000
The winner and four finalists will receive manuscript feedback, and introductions to agents and editors.

Judge: Philippa Gregory (novelist), Sarah Such (literary agent), Alex Clark (journalist)
Fee: £25 per novel extract
Closing date: 18 September 2017