First 500 words of a novel winner 2018

We have returned with another winner for the first 500 words of a novel category!

Sorry for the delay, but our amazing judge Madeleine Milburn, founder of the Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency, had the extremely difficult decision in choosing just one winner out of all the entries we received.

Our winner of the first 500 words of a novel 2018 is…

Slaves of God by Peter Riddelsdell

Congratulations Peter! Madeleine says

‘The prose here is seamless, with the scene being set for what looks to be a fascinating plot with real depth and a great sense of place. In a short amount of words, the writer has conjured up images with a skill for description. I found the writing to be visual and easy to sink into.’

Madeleine will offer feedback on the first three chapters of Peter’s novel. This is a great opportunity for any aspiring author, and we wish Peter the best of luck in his writing journey!

Thank you to everyone that entered this category this year!

Keep writing!