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Virginia Prize for Fiction


The Virginia Prize for Fiction 

The competition is open to women of any nationality from any country, aged 18 and over.

We are looking for entries of completed, unpublished novels for adults or YA readers, of at least 45,000 words in length.

Submissions for the 2023 Virginia Prize for Fiction opened in January 2023 and close October 31st 2023.

Winner 2022
Natalie Bayley- Bone Rites to be published in Autumn 2023.



The Prize:

Finalists will receive editorial guidance and a conditional publishing deal from Aurora Metro Books.

Please ensure you’ve read the rules and FAQs before entering.


The current round of this competition opened in Jan 2023

Read the Rules of entry here

Download the Entry Form here

Send your entry form and novel by email to

Any problems contact us at and we will send you a request for payment via email.