The Betty Trask Prize and The Betty Trask Awards

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 2020 prize is now open.
 

The deadline for entries is 30 November 2019 at 5pm (GMT).

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Important information

  • Applicants must be under the age of 35 on 31 December 2019
  • Applicants must be resident in Great Britain and Northern Ireland of the Commonwealth for three years prior to the date of submission for the award, or a British National
  • Applicants must not have had any other novel published
  • Submissions must be in English and must not be a translation
  • Submissions must be of a romantic or traditional nature (i.e. not experimental)
  • Submissions must have been first published in 2019, or be unpublished
  • If unpublished, the work must not have been previously submitted for the Betty Trask Prize and Awards

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