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Countdown to Novel Fair 2023 deadline

Novel Fair 2023 closes for submissions this Friday, 30 September

If you’re making last minute edits to your manuscript, it’s time to get a move on, as submissions to The Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair 2023 close this Friday, 30 September at 11.59pm.

That precise time is no surprise, as many writers will leave things to a knuckle-biting last moment—but if you want to save yourself the stress of an eleventh hour, then it might be idea to hit send before Friday’s deadline.

The Novel Fair is now an established part of the literary calendar and has launched the career of many writers, and boosted the self-esteem and encouraged countless others.

One of the great things about The Novel Fair is that it is a level playing field: it’s not about who you know—it’s about how those opening chapters sing.

Previous finalists in The Novel Fair have gone on to sign with agents and publishers—and even for those who didn’t get a deal, it proved a really worthwhile and exciting experience, sometimes opening other, unexpected doors.

Full submission details and guidelines can be found here.

One last thing—don’t leave it until 11.58pm on Friday, okay?