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Submissions are closed for the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2014. Read about the Rules and Eligibility here, and our judging panel, with Matt Haig as chair, here. Our current Guest Editor of the month is Simon Savidge.

From the Blog

17th April 2014


Our very first Guest Editor of the month, Simon Savidge takes a look at what stands in the way of British writers and what we can do to promote them.

10th April 2014

Announcing the London Short Story Festival

London’s writer development agency Spread The Word have announced their inaugural London Short Story Festival to take place 20-22 June 2014.

9th April 2014


In the spirit of Joanna Walsh’s wonderful #readwomen2014, here are 10 names for the list, including 9 Fiction Uncovered selected authors and one brilliant Fiction Uncovered judge. Add them to your reading list this year!

3rd April 2014

Inaugural Guest Editor announced for Fiction Uncovered 2014

We are delighted to announce that Simon Savidge will be contributing to the Fiction Uncovered website as our very first Guest Editor.

3rd March 2014

2014 Judging Panel Announced

Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize to be chaired by Matt Haig Writer Matt Haig will be chair of judges for Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2014 Submissions for Fiction Uncovered 2014 closes today 3 March 2014 For more information about the 2014 judging panel please see the judges page. The Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize announces its 2014…

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