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Now in its 11th year, the Novel Fair is an international novel writing competition by the Irish Writers Centre. Described by The Irish Times as ‘A Dragons’ Den for writers’, the Fair introduces 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.

Novel Fair has been attended by representatives from: Curtis Brown, Penguin Random House, Convile & Walsh, epoque, Fletcher & Co, Poolbeg, Harper Collins, John Murray, Hachette, Lilliput Press, New Island Books, The Book Bureau, The Bent Agency, Greene & Heaton, Storyline Literary Agency and many others.

Submissions are open from Thursday 1 September - Friday 30 September. Before you submit your work, you should familiarise yourself with the Terms and Conditions. Make sure you meet all the conditions before submitting your manuscript.

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