fri01marAll DayThis event is FREE to enter! Yay!PFD Queer Fiction PrizeCategoryNovelInternationalEntry FeeFree Max word countThree chapters and a synopsis Top PrizeRepresentation by the Peters Fraser + Dunlop agency


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PFD’s Queer Fiction Prize is back for 2024, searching for new LGBTQIA+ writers to find emerging talent. Winners will be offered representation at PFD and supported in writing to the end of their novels.

There are two separate categories for Adult and YA/Children’s fiction, and further details on judges will be announced shortly.

Applicants are asked to submit a three-chapter sample and synopsis. Works may be finished or in-progress.

The prize is open to anyone who identifies as LGBTQIA+ and who is un-agented and in the process of writing a piece of fiction is eligible to enter. Submissions do not necessarily have to be about LGBTQIA+ experiences as long as the writer identifies as such, though the organisers are especially interested in stories with LGBTQIA+ characters or themes.

We are keen to encourage quality, so suggest writers to check their stories before submitting using Prowritingaid. They have free and paid versions and are the best writing software we know to help improve grammar, readability and check for repetition, ‘sticky’ sentences and suggest alternatives.

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