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THE 2021 CHAPTER ONE PRIZE FOR NOVELISTS

Thanks to everyone who submitted!

Would you like to hang out with a group of interesting writers who are all working on novels? 

Request to join the Gutsy Great Novelist Writers Studio (it's free). 


The Chapter One Prize is open to writers over 18 who are working on an as-yet-unpublished novel. The prize has been established to support and celebrate novelists. 

This prize aims to find the best opening chapter of a novel-in-progress written in the English language. 

On March 15, 2021, the three prize winners and honorable mentions will be announced here on the website and via social media, and all entrants will be contacted via email about the results. Prize winners will have the option of showcasing their Chapter One Prize entries on this website.

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