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The Chapter One Prize is open to writers over 18 who are working on an as-yet-unpublished novel.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.

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Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Dates:
Opens to submissions on 01 February 2023 12:00 AM EST (in 56 days).
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Novel Excerpt Novel ExcerptNo specific word count limits known.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No Unknown OKText format submissions
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Dates

Last Updated: 13 Jun 2022
Last Checked: 09 Nov 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 08 Jun 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 13 Dec 2021

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