The Novel Fair 2017 deadline is nearly here, so it’s time to get writing.

The Irish Times describes Novel Fair as the “Dragon’s Den for writers” and for good reason. The competition, held annually by the Irish Writer’s Centre, is a fantastic opportunity for up-and-coming authors. It introduces writers to top Publishers and Literary Agents across Ireland and gives them the opportunity to bypass the slush pile and pitch ideas directly.

As a matter of fact, last year’s Fair was attended by representatives from Penguin Ireland, Hachette Ireland, O’Brien Press/Brandon, Lilliput Press and Tramp Press.

With the October 21st deadline looming, it’s full steam ahead for anyone taking part.

How it Works

Submissions are narrowed down to 12 entrants, who chosen by an anonymous judging panel. Each writer has a stand where they present their synopsis and completed novel to leading writers and publishers.

How to Enter

Now, let’s get down to the logistics:

  • It is a €50 entry fee.
  • You can pay by cheque, Paypal, postal order or credit and debit card on the Irish Writer’s Centre Website.
  • The deadline for application for Novel Fair 2017 is October 21st. To enter, submit a synopsis and up to 10,000 words of your novel.

There is even more information on the Irish Writer’s Centre website and don’t forget to check the blog for our top tips on writing and Novel Fair 2017.

Happy writing!