Betty Trask left a bequest to the Society of Authors in 1983 to fund prizes for first novels written by authors under the age of 35 in a traditional or romantic, but not experimental, style.
Entry to the 2017 prize is now closed.
- The prize money must be used for foreign travel
- The prize is open to published and unpublished novels
- The writer must be under the age of 35 on 31 December 2016
- There is no submission fee
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