Novel Fair 2022: 20 Free Submission Places

Novel Fair 2022: 20 Free Submission Places

We are delighted to offer 20 free submission places to Novel Fair 2022 for writers from underrepresented backgrounds. The usual fee of €55 will be waived for these selected writers.

We encourage writers from backgrounds typically underrepresented in Irish literature to apply. We particularly invite applications from Black, POC, Traveller, Roma, LGBTQIA+, disabled and working-class writers. We will place a strong focus on ethnicity, race, gender identity, sexuality and socioeconomic status when evaluating the applications for this opportunity.

Deadline/ How to Apply

To apply for one of these places please fill out this short form by Wednesday 22 September at 5pm.

About Novel Fair

2022 marks the 10 year anniversary of Novel Fair. Described by The Irish Times as a 'Dragon's Den for writers', the Novel Fair is an Irish Writers Centre initiative which aims to introduce up-and-coming writers to top publishers and literary agents, giving novelists the opportunity to bypass the slush pile, pitch their ideas and place their synopsis and sample chapters directly into the hands of publishers and agents.

Before entering the competition, please ensure that you have read the Novel Fair Terms & Conditions 2022 very carefully as the Fair is open to previously unpublished aspiring novelists only.

Please see a list of FAQs here.