Women’s Prize for Fiction
Deadlines September 1, October 27, December 8 (must be received by these dates), formerly August 26, October 21, December 2. 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 15 or more fiction titles per year may submit up to 2 book-length novels; publishers with a list of 14 fiction titles or fewer may submit 1 book-length novel. 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: August 9, 2023