DCI Novel Prize

2020 submissions period now closed. Thank you for submitting your manuscripts!

Here’s the road map:

  • Our team has been working hard reading submissions all year long (December submissions are still in process). Submissions email will be unattended until the new season is open, for any queries or amendments please contact our communications officer.
  • Longlist will be published the 15th February 2021. Due to the large amount of high calibre submissions we’ll longlist 20 books. Longlisted and shortlisted candidates will be contacted; if you don’t receive an email from us by the 28th of February, that means that, unfortunately, your novel wasn’t longlisted this time. DCI beta readers will hand in longlisted manuscripts onto the judges.
  • Shortlist will be published the 15th March 2021.
  • Winner will be announced the 31st of March 2021.



The DCI NOVEL PRIZE is a prize for adult novels of any genre, with submissions invited from April to December 2020

Judged by international writers and literary agents, the DEVON & CORNWALL INTERNATIONAL NOVEL PRIZE is open to unpublished and independently published novelists worldwide.

The Devon and Cornwall International Novel Prize has been established in 2020 to give a voice to emerging writers.


The 2020 DCI Novel Prize is now closed for submissions

Please read How to enter section before submitting your novel.