We are delighted to announce the winners of our inaugural City Novel Studio Competition 2014.

In a rare opportunity to bypass the slush pile, all applications to the Novel Studio this year were automatically considered for our City Novel Studio Competition, in association with Christine Greene Author’s Agency. The competition was open to unpublished novelists writing in any fictional genre for adults, including literary fiction, women’s fiction, science fiction, young adult fiction, chick-lit, fantasy, crime fiction, thriller, historical fiction, but not non-fiction or fiction for children. Course Director, Emily Pedder, and Novel Studio Tutor, Emily Midorikawa, sifted through the numerous entries have now made their final decisions. The winners are:

  • Giles Anderson
  • Tara Basi
  • Meera Betab

The judges commented on the ‘high standard’ of the applications this year and the difficulty in choosing the top three. However, the best three entries stood out for their ‘originality, style and distinctive voice’. They have now been passed on to Natalie Butlin, a top agent at Christine Green Authors’ Agency, with a view to representation. Congratulations to Giles, Tara and Meera!