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Book submissions

Submissions for the James Tait Black Prizes for Fiction and Biography are currently being accepted for works published in 2017.

Publishers are invited to submit books published during 2017. Submissions must be sent to the Department of English Literature by 1 December 2017.

The winners of the £10,000 awards will be announced in August of the following year at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Eligibility

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.

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.

There is no set limit to the number of eligible books that a publisher may submit for the two prizes.

Autobiographies as well as biographies can be considered for the biography prize.

The nationality of the writer is irrelevant. Both prizes may go to the same author, but neither to the same author a second time.

Submission address

There are no application forms to complete. Submissions should be sent to the Department of English Literature.

The James Tait Black Prizes for Fiction and Biography

  • English Literature
  • School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

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