Science Museum in London and UK publisher Hodder & Stoughton have announced the inaugural Science Fiction Debuts Writing Prize. To qualify, “writers must be unpublished and not represented by a literary agent, and residents of the United Kingdom.” The author of the winning entry will receive £4,000, a six-month mentorship with Hodderscape editorial director Molly Powell, introduction to three literary agents, and a full critique. The runner-up will receive £2,000 and a critique, and shortlisted authors will get £800.
Submissions open June 4, 2022 and close September 30, 2022. Entries should be “10,000 words consisting of the opening of a novel that fits into the science fiction genre and a 500-word synopsis.”
For more information, see the official announcement.
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