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Novel Prize

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Agencies we work with

We partner with some of the top agencies and agents in the UK to get your work into the right hands. Check out the list of our affiliated agencies below.

Curtis Brown Books

Paper Literary Agency

The Good Agency

Susan Yearwood Agency
AM Heath

Madeleine Milburn Agency

Eve White Agency

Janklow & Nesbitt

Conville & Walsh

Ampersand Agency

The Blair Partnership

Rocking Chair Books

Lorella Belli Agency

Caroline Sheldon Agency

More coming soon ...

Watson, Little Ltd.

Soho Books

The Bent Agency

Mushens Entertainment

Aitken Alexander

Joffe Books

Gleam Futures

2023 Novel Prize is now open to submissions!

What we do

Grindstone has been connecting authors with agents through our novel prize since 2017. We work with more than 50 top UK and US agents from the biggest and best agencies in the business. What we do works, and at Grindstone, it's always time to work.

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International Novel Prize

Our annual novel prize runs from March to December every year. We read through thousands of entries, selecting the most original and exciting pieces for our longlist, which is sent out to more than 50 of the best agents in the UK and US.

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Self-Publishing Advice

Traditional publishing isn't for everyone. Some books and series are better suited to self-publishing, but it's never been harder to break out from the pack. Our blog is full of concise, actionable information on how to do just that.

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Industry Insights

With so many connections in the industry and wealth of experience in both traditional and indie publishing, we're always happy to provide insights and observations on where we think trends are headed, and how you can use them to your advantage.

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