Exiled Writers Ink is an organisation that brings together writers from repressive regimes and war-torn situations and it equally embraces migrants and exiles. Exiled Writers Ink develops and promotes the creative literary expression of refugees, migrants and exiles, encourages cross-cultural dialogue and advocates human rights through literature and literary activism. The network provides a platform for the work of writers living in the UK and mainland Europe through performance, publishing, training and education activities. We believe that the literature and culture of exile can provide a focus for communication and integration throughout society and act as a force for positive change.

Exiled Writers Ink was formally established in 2000 and is a registered charity.


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Women’s Novel Competition 2017


1st Prize: £5,000

Judges:  Philippa Gregory, novelist

Sarah Such, literary agent

Alex Clark, literary journalist and editor

Entry Fee: £25 per novel extract

Closing date: 18 September 2017

We are excited to launch the 2017 Mslexia Women’s Novel Competition for unpublished women writers.

The competition is open to women of any nationality from any country, and welcomes 5,000 word extracts of completed, unpublished novels of at least 50,000 words in length (not including the title).

As well as the top prize of £5,000, the winner and four finalists will receive manuscript feedback, and introductions to agents and editors, at a special event held in London.

Novels must be for adult or young adult readers; non-fiction or fiction for children under 13 is not eligible. Please include a cover sheet for your entry.

Each £25 entry fee allows you to submit one novel extract. If you would like to enter more than one novel, please select the correct number of entries below.

Please ensure you’ve read the rules and FAQs before entering, and you have the PDF or .doc/.docx file of your entry ready to upload immediately after payment.

For any further information, call us on 0191 204 8860 or email poetry@mslexia.co.uk.

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