How publishers can enter books for the prize
The competition is open to living authors of any nationality whose work is published in the UK in English. Self-published works, where the author is the publisher, are ineligible. Books must be published in English in the UK between 1 November 2022 and 31 October 2023.
Publishers can recommend a book for a call-in.
Key dates and process
- Submissions open 17 April 2023
- Submissions close 17 June 2023
- Judges read and review the entered books
- Judges announce 12 books for the longlist on 6 September 2023
- The shortlist of six books is announced on 8 October 2023 live from Cheltenham Literature festival
- The prize winner is unveiled at an award ceremony in London on 16 November 2023