The Book Edit – Writers’ Prize 2022

Deadline: 22 October 2022

Find Out More: https://www.thebookedit.co.uk/writers-prize

Opportunity from: The Book Edit

Contact: info@thebookedit.co.uk


Chosen from a writing competition for British and/or UK-based, unpublished novelists from backgrounds and communities currently under-represented in UK publishing, The Book Edit Writers’ Prize, judged by writer Elizabeth Chakrabarty, 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. The training and event hosting will be provided by Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone who has been involved in reading events for over fifteen years and who currently runs City Writes and hosts The Novel Studio Showcase at City, University of London.

Completely free to enter, it’s a competition you can’t lose: all entrants will be offered advice on other options including mentoring, courses and editing. All you need to submit is the first 1,000 words of your novel, a (500 word max) synopsis and a brief note on your writing experience to date.