Women’s Prize for Fiction
Deadlines September 24, October 4, November 8 (must be received by these dates), formerly September 25, October 5, November 9. Highly recommended free contest offers 30,000 pounds for full-length novels (no short story collections or novellas) by women, first published in the UK between April 1 of the current year and March 31 of the following year. Deadline varies depending on title's publication schedule. Translations and self-published books are not eligible. No fee, but publishers must contribute significantly toward the publicity budget for shortlisted books. Publishers should read detailed eligibility conditions on website closely before submitting. Publishers with a list of more than 5 fiction titles may submit up to 2 book-length novels per bona fide imprint; publishers with a list of 5 fiction titles or fewer may submit 1 book-length novel per bona fide imprint. Publishers must complete online entry form and send both a print ready PDF file and 6 hard copies for each submitted title. It is the UK's most prestigious annual book award for fiction written by a woman. Formerly known as the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, it is now simply the Women's Prize for Fiction.
Published: September 13, 2021