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The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2018

Article by writingie © 11 May 2018 Writing.ie .
Posted in the Magazine ( · Writing Competitions ).

Competition deadline: 8th June 2018

The Sunday Times/Peters Fraser & Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award, in association with Warwick University, is awarded for a full-length published or self-published (in book or ebook formats) work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, by an author aged 18 – 35 years. The winner receives £5,000, and there are three prizes of £500 each for runners-up. The winning book will be a work of outstanding literary merit.

The award is an annual prize is sponsored by the Sunday Times and Peters Fraser & Dunlop, in association with the University of Warwick. The British Council is the international partner of the award.

The prize is administered by the Society of Authors.

Terms and Conditions

Both published and self-published books may be entered for the award, and may be sent by post or via email (as PDFs if in ebook format). Please ensure you complete the correct entry form for your submission.

  • Submissions for the 2018 Award close on Friday, 8 June, 2018.
  • UK and Irish citizens and those who have been resident in the UK and/or the Republic of Ireland for the past three years preceding the award are all eligible.
  • For the 2018 award, the author must be between the ages of 18 and 35 years on 31 December 2018.
  • The work submitted must be by one author in the English language.

To be eligible books must have been first published in the UK and/or the Republic of Ireland, in the English language, between 3 June 2017 and 8 June 2018.

ebooks must be submitted in PDF format. Note for publishers: Publishers may enter up to two entries per imprint and may provide a written submission for one further title for possible call in.

To apply and for more information about the prize please visit the Society of Authors website.

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