The submission period for the 2013 prizes has now closed.
In accordance with the wishes of the founder, eligible works of fiction and biographies are those written in English, and first published or co-published in the UK during the calendar year of the award.
Publishers are invited to submit books published during 2012. Submissions must be sent to the Department of English Literature by 1 December 2012.
Submissions should state the exact date of publication. It helps the work of the assessors if submissions are sent as soon as possible after publication so that reading can be spread throughout the calendar year.
One copy of each submission is sufficient in the first instance.
The nationality of the writer is irrelevant. Both prizes may go to the same author, but neither to the same author a second time.
Eligible plays are those originally written in English (including all standard and non-standard varieties) Scots or Gaelic, first produced in 2011 or 2012, and performed by a professional company.
The two-year period is to mark the award’s inauguration; subsequent years will only consider plays produced in the previous year.
Theatre companies and agents are invited to submit scripts to the Department of English Literature by 28 February 2013.
A typed copy of the script must be sent with proof of production.
The submissions must come from the producing company or the agent of the playwright.
There are no application forms to complete. Submissions for both the book and drama prizes should be sent to the Department of English Literature.
This article was published on May 16, 2013