Entries are invited for the Writer Advice‘s Fourth Scintillating Starts Contest. Three prizes of $100. Submit opening paragraphs, up to 1500 words, of an unpublished memoir or novel (or other prose genre). Open to works in progress as well as finished manuscripts. Entry fee: $20. Deadline: November 10, 2015. Guidelines.
The Luke Bitmead Bursary is an annual award set up to support fledgling novelists, and is the UK’s biggest prize for unpublished authors: a publishing contract with Legend Press and a £2500 cash bursary. Submit completed fiction manuscripts (50K words min.) only. Deadline: August 1, 2015. £10 entry fee. Guidelines.