W. Somerset Maugham set up a fund in 1947 to enable young writers to enrich their work by gaining experience of foreign countries. The awards are given for a published work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry.
Entry to the 2019 prize is now closed.
The deadline for entries was 30 November 2018 at 5pm.
- Applicants must be ordinarily resident in the UK and under the age of 35 on 31 December 2018
- Submissions must have been published
- The prize money must be used for foreign travel
- The Somerset Maugham prize fund for 2019 is £16,000
Charity number 212402