Annual Debut Fiction Prize

for novels, novellas and short story collections

We have overhauled our former novel prize to include all full-length fiction books. You can submit a novel or novella or short story collection.

  1. 1 year's free mentoring worth £1000 or (for those who have completed mentoring with us) 100 copies of the novel/collection + publishing contract.
  2. Open to those who have not had a novel or full-length short story collection previously published through a press. (Those who have self-published novels or collections may enter.)
  3. Adult and crossover novels only (no children's fiction).
  4. Judged by Adam Craig and Tracey Iceton.
  5. The fee is £12 per novel/story collection. 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 novel/novella or three short stories. 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, .rtf, or .pdf 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, of the deadline) will be sent individually to all winners and runners-up, published on the Cinnamon website, and included in our newsletter, so do join our mailing list.

Past Debut Novel/Novella Prize Results

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

Annual Debut Fiction 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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