The Book Edit Writers’ Prize

The Book Edit has launched a new Writers’ Prize, for unpublished novelists from communities and backgrounds currently under-represented in British publishing.

The Book Edit Writers’ Prize will select eight writers to read their work at a live Zoom showcase event for invited industry guests taken from The Book Edit’s wide industry network

The aim of the Writers’ Prize is to help talented writers, who might not otherwise have access to the industry, get their work in front of an audience of top literary agents. After the event, an anthology of the readings will be published on The Book Edit’s website.

The winning writers will be given training on reading their work aloud with an online rehearsal one week before the showcase

Entry is free. All entrants will be offered advice on other options including mentoring, courses and editing.

To enter, submit the first 1,000 words of your novel, a (500 word max) synopsis and a brief note on your writing experience to date.

Deadline for competition entries: 22nd October 2021.

For more information and entry guidelines to The Book Edit Writers’ Prize, click here.



Application Deadline:
22 October 2021 12:00 am