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.

The 2019 prize is now closed.The deadline for entries was 30 November 2018 at 5pm.

About the prize

  • The prize is open to published and unpublished novels
  • The writer must be under the age of 35 on 31 December 2018
  • There is no submission fee
  • The Betty Trask Fund is £26,250

Charity number 289519