2022 CONTEST CLOSED

NEXT PRIZE OPENS

February 1, 2023

Reedsy Best Writing Contests 2022

THE 2022 CHAPTER ONE PRIZE FOR NOVELISTS

THE 2022 PRIZE IS NOW CLOSED

Mark your calendars: 2023 prize opens Feb 1, 2023


The Gutsy Great Novelist Chapter One Prize is open internationally to writers over 18 who are working on an as-yet-unpublished novel. The prize has been established to support and celebrate novelists and aims to find the best opening chapter of a novel-in-progress written in the English language. 

On March 15, 2022, 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 and honorable mentions must agree to allow us to post their winning entries on this website.

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