Do you write “speculative fiction”?
Is your novel set on an alternate Earth?
Are you a current resident of the UK?
Could you use some money?
If you answered “yes” to all of those questions, and can submit your work before the end of the year, you may want to check out the Terry Pratchett Prize, as discussed on IO9. Actually, it seems like a great deal and an interesting contest, though, I have to admit, I’m a little saddened by the residency requirements. Still, being able to start your career by saying you just won the Pratchett Prize seems like getting started on the right foot!