Annual Debut Novel/Novella Prize

  1. 1 year's free mentoring worth £1000 or (for those who have completed mentoring) 100 copies of the novel + publishing contract.
  2. Open to those who have not had a novel previously published. (those with self-published novels may enter).
  3. Adult and crossover novels only (no children's fiction).
  4. Judged by Ian Gregson.
  5. The fee is £12 per novel. Credit cards can be used on Paypal without an account or pay by bank transfer in GBP.
  6. Submit only the first 10,000 words of the work. Shortlisted entrants will be asked to send their full manuscript.
  7. Deadline: 31 July, 2018.
  8. International entrants welcome.
  9. Entries should be submitted electronically, via the form below, in .doc, .docx or .rtf file formats only.
  10. Please ensure you have up-to_date virus protection before sending any files.
  11. Do not put any identification on the work. The website will match entries to your email.
  12. Work will not be returned, so please keep a copy.
  13. Results (within 3 months approximately) will be sent individually to all winners and runners-up, published on the Cinnamon website, and included in our newsletter, so do sign up.

Past Results

  1. Download the 2017 results.
  2. Download the 2016 results.
  3. Download the 2015 results.
  4. Download the 2014 results.

Annual Debut Novel/Novella Prize Entry Form


You can make up to four entries using the form below. If you wish to make additional entries, please continue in a new transaction.

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