The Novella Award 2016 in Writing

Publish Date: Feb 12, 2016

Deadline: Apr 29, 2016

The Novella Award 2016 is hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University.

Work must be fiction written in English between 20,000 and 40, 000 words. There are no genre restrictions.

Entries must be entrant’s original writing, and should not be published or be in consideration for publication elsewhere. This includes online self-publishing (blogs and social networking sites etc.).

This year’s competition will be judged by Lucy English author of Selfish People and Children of Light.


The Novella Award 2016 is open to anyone aged 16 or over. There is no upper age limit for entry. Members of Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) staff are not eligible to enter. Past and present MMU students are eligible to enter, providing they are not currently an MMU member of staff.


The Novella Award 2016 costs £17 Sterling to enter, please follow the instructions on the website to enter the competition. Postal entries are also accepted.


  • Send via email as a word document to or by post to The Novella Award, Valentine 0-15, MMU Cheshire, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 5DU.
  • Include a separate Cover Sheet detailing:
    • Name
    • Address
    • Email
    • Telephone Number
    • Payment Reference
    • Name of the Novella
    • Word Count of the Novella
    • Synopsis of Novella (500 words max)
  • Your name should not be appear on the manuscript.
  • When emailing your novella please put your full name and the name of your novella in the subject line, e.g. “James Joyce – The Dead”
  • Deadline for email is 5pm 29th April, any postal entries dated up to and including the 29th April will be accepted.

Prizes for the 2016 award are £1000 and publication with Sandstone Press.


Till 5pm April 29th there will be receiving your submissions – check out the Submission Guidelines with info on how to enter.

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