Deadline: March 31, 2023
About the competition
The competition is organizad by the Deborah Rogers Foundation. The competition is open to writers who have not previously published or self-published a full-length book of prose.
Entrants must reside in the British Commonwealth or Eire.
An award of £10,000 will be presented to a first-time prose writer whose submission demonstrates literary talent and who would benefit from financial support to complete their work.
Submissions should take the form of 15,000 – 20,000 words of a work in progress. The work can be fiction, non-fiction, children’s or short stories.
The competition is free to enter.
The winner receives £10,000 and the two shortlisted authors £1,000 each.
- Submissions should take the form of 15,000 – 20,000 words of a work in progress, fiction or non-fiction, which is n¬ot under option or contract
- Applicants may not be under contract to any publisher for any work or title in any language
- Applications are only open to writers who have not previously published or self-published a full-length book of prose (with the exception of a collection of poetry)
- Entrants must write in the English language and reside within the British Commonwealth or Eire
- Submissions should be accompanied by a brief synopsis and a short biographical note.
- Applicants who submitted work for previous Writers Awards may re-apply but the work submitted must be new
- The winner receives a cheque for £10,000 and each runner-up receives £1,000
- Read the whole guideline and submit an entry here.