Submissions Deadline

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 5PM ET, in . . . 

Reedsy Best Writing Contests 2022

THE 2023 CHAPTER ONE PRIZE FOR NOVELISTS

Open for Submissions!

Deadline to submit: Wed, March 1, 2023 @ 5 PM ET


The Gutsy Great Novelist Chapter One Prize is open internationally to writers over 18 who are working on an as-yet-unpublished novel.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 Friday, March 31, 2023, 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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