Now in its third year, the Mslexia Novel Competition is currently open to submissions for the 2013 prize. The contest is open to unpublished women novelists in any adult genre, including Sci-Fi.
To enter the competition, send up to 5,000 words – which must be the first 5,000 words of the novel totalling at least 50,000 words. The closing date is 23 September 2013.
The 12 shortlisted authors will be invited to meet literary agents and editors at a special networking event in London, and the three finalists will also be offered free professional feedback by The Literary Consultancy.
The high-profile judging panel is comprised of broadcaster Kirsty Lang, award-winning novelist Val McDermid and literary agent with Aitken Alexander Associates, Charlotte Robertson.
For more information visit www.mslexia.co.uk/