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Our Grazia First Chapter competition is open!


***Entries for the 2022 First Chapter competition have now closed – keep an eye out for the winner announcement in…

Tue 8 March, 2022

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First Chapter Competition 2021: Runner-up Savitri Patel


Savitri Patel, 37, works for an education charity and lives in Leicester. After entering the First Chapter competition to see…

Tue 13 July, 2021

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First Chapter Competition 2021: Runner-up Imogen Tazzyman


Imogen Tazzyman, 36, from Bollington, Macclesfield, works in advertising. She has wanted to be a writer ever since she won…

Tue 13 July, 2021

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Read our 2021 winning Grazia First Chapter Competition story


This year’s First Chapter Competition, delivered in partnership with Grazia magazine, was our 11th annual competition – and our second…

Tue 13 July, 2021

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2020 Grazia First Chapter winner Abigail Moss, on writing and support


In October 2020, we announced the winner of our tenth annual Women’s Prize x Grazia First Chapter Competition with a…

Wed 18 November, 2020

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Read our 2020 Grazia First Chapter winning story


This year marked our tenth First Chapter competition in partnership with Grazia magazine. We are always blown away by the…

Thu 22 October, 2020

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From First Chapter to First Novel: Luan Goldie


Luan Goldie was born in Glasgow but has lived in East London for most of her life. She is a…

Thu 20 February, 2020

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Our Grazia First Chapter competition is open for 2020


They say that everyone has a novel in them. And, if you have ever dreamed of getting that novel published,…

Thu 20 February, 2020

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