Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers Award 2023

The competition is organizad by the Deborah Rogers Foundation

 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 Judges of the 2023 Award will be Abdulrazak Gurnah (Chair), Claire Adam and Annalena McAfee

Details of the Writers Award are as follows:

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, 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
     

If your submission is on the longlist you will be notified by email. The shortlist will be announced in October 2023. The winner of the Award will be announced in London late October at an event to which the three shortlisted authors will be invited.

Who may enter
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.

The competition is free to enter.

Prizes
The winner receives £10,000 and the two shortlisted authors £1,000 each.

website: Writer’s Award (deborahrogersfoundation.org)

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