Virginia Prize for Fiction competition - last call for entries, Aurora Metro Books

  • South East, London
  • literature
  • Cheryl Robson


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We are looking for entries of completed, unpublished novels for adults or YA readers, of at least 45,000 words in length.


Each entry fee allows you to submit one novel manuscript. You can enter more than one novel, but an entry fee is payable for each novel submitted.

Any problems uploading your file please send it to us at and we will send you a request for payment.

Longlisted writers will be contacted in January 2020. A special event to announce the finalists will be held in London.

The Entry Fee: £25

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.

If you can’t upload your entry or for any further information, email


  • Entries can be made by women of any nationality from any country who are aged 18 and over.
  • Entries should be in English (or English dialect) and should not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere.
  • If more than 50% of a novel has been published elsewhere, the novel is not eligible. Self- published novels are not eligible.
  • Please notify us if entries are under consideration in other fiction competitions at the time of submission.
  • Entries should not be a translation of another author’s work.
  • You have to identify as a woman to enter the competition.
  • Your entry fee can be paid online or if required, by bank transfer.
  • You can withdraw your entry at any time but the entry fee will not be refunded.

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