The 2021 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize and its award for Best Unpublished Manuscript is open to aspiring, emerging, and also self-published writers anywhere in the world. The first prize is a publishing deal with Bonnier Books UK with an advance of £15,000, and up to six shortlisted writers will be offered manuscript development from a top literary consultant. Entries are open until March 7, 2021.
About the award:
To enter, you must not already have a novel published although self-published works are eligible. You must not have a literary agent. There is an entry fee of £49 (£39 early bird by 22 Jan) per submission. There’s also a small number of free entries for those who are unable to pay, as well as some entries with an option of feedback.
🎉The Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize is now open, inc. our award for Best Unpublished Manuscript. Win a publishing deal + a £15,000 advance! Open to unpublished + self-published authors. Closes: 7 March, early bird: 22 Jan, free entries for some.
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1st prize: a publishing deal with Bonnier Books UK + £15,000 advance*