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The Pen Factor


Thursday, June 30, 2016


Entry Fees

Usually valued at US$5.99 per month, the Proud to be a Writer package is free until June 30th 2016!


*Every submission receives 3 pieces of detailed and structured feedback about your writing.
*Top 25% of submissions are showcased on our Leaderboard and promoted on our website and social media and receive a Pen Factor Writers Award
*A judging panel selects an overall winner who we send to our partners, Cornerstones Literary Consultancy, for a full manuscript review, valued at around US$500 and providing access to the publishing industry


The Pen Factor is an online feedback and discovery engine for writers of fiction. Word limit: 1500 words (first chapter or short story)

Every submission receives three structured pieces of feedback in return for reviewing three others as part of the entry process. An algorithm (affectionately known as Ophelia) has an amazing ability to identify the best submissions and the Top 25% receive a Pen Factor award. These are published on our reader pages.

The judging panel carefully reads the finalists work and select an overall winner who is referred to our appointed literary agency, thus providing access to the industry.

Contact Information

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