Win a copy of Five Dials

Your chance to win a copy of the International Women's Day edition of literary journal Five Dials, plus a bundle of books from Deborah Levy and Sophie Mackintosh



In this special issue of literary magazine Five Dials, 21 remarkable female and gender non-conforming writers were given three pages to consider the female gaze. With contributions from Ali Smith, Deborah Levy, Sophie Mackintosh, Selina Thompson and more, the result is an issue full of wit, insight and urgency.

Enter below to win a printed copy of the magazine (also available free to download here), plus copies of the first two volumes in Deborah Levy's autobiographical trilogy, and a proof copy of The Water Cure, the remarkable debut novel from Sophie Mackintosh.

Terms and conditions apply.

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Terms and conditions

  1. No purchase necessary to enter the prize draw.
  2. This prize draw is open to UK residents aged 16 years or over, with the exception of employees of the Promoter, their families, agents and anyone else connected with this promotion.
  3. Entries must be received by 11.59pm on Saturday 31st March 2018. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any entries that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted or fail to reach the Promoter by the relevant closing date for any reason. Proof of posting or sending is not proof of receipt. Automatically generated entries and entries via agents or third parties are invalid and will not be counted. Entries become the property of the Promoter and are not returned.
  4. Only one entry per person. No entrant may win more than one prize.
  5. To enter simply fill in the entry form found at
  6. All correctly completed entries will be entered into a prize draw which will take place on Wednesday 30th May 2018. The first entry drawn will be the winner.
  7. The prize for the winner is a print out of issue 44 of Five Dials magazine, a copy of things I Don't Want to Know by Deborah Levy, a copy of The Cost of Living by Deborah Levy, and a proof copy of The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh.
  8. Prizes are subject to availability. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right (a) to substitute alternative prizes of equivalent or greater value and (b) in exceptional circumstances to amend or foreclose the promotion without notice. No correspondence will be entered into.
  9. The winner will be notified via email by Wednesday 4th May 2018. The winner must claim their prize within 30 working days of the Promoter sending notification. If the prize is unclaimed after this time, it will lapse and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the unclaimed prize to a substitute winner selected in accordance with these rules.
  10. To obtain details of the winner please email stating the name of the competition in the subject heading 4 weeks after the closing date.
  11. The Promoter will use any data submitted by entrants only for the purposes of running the prize draw, unless otherwise stated in the entry details. By entering this prize draw, all entrants consent to the use of their personal data by the Promoter for the purposes of the administration of this prize draw and any other purposes to which the entrant has consented.
  12. The winners agree to take part in reasonable post event publicity and to the use of their names and photographs in such publicity.
  13. Promoter may disqualify any entrant whose entry does not comply with these terms and conditions (in Promoter’s sole opinion) or who, in Promoter’s sole determination, has acted in a manner that is fraudulent, dishonest or unjust to other entrants including, without limitation, tampering with the operation of the prize draw, manipulating or rigging votes, hacking, deceiving, cheating or by harassing or threatening other entrants or a representative of Promoter. 
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  15. The Promoter is Penguin Books Limited, 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL.
  16. These terms and conditions are governed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.