The Desmond Elliott Reward is a yearly award for a very first unique composed in English and released in the UK.
Worth ₤ 10,000 to the winner, the Prize is called after the literary agent and publisher, Desmond Elliott, in memory of his enthusiasm for supporting and discovering emerging authors.
Given that 2008, when it was first awarded, the Prize has a track record of spotting outstandingly talented authors at the start of their careers, with former winners consisting of Eimear McBride for A Girl is a Half-formed Thing and Claire Fuller for Our Endless Numbered Days, as well as Preti Taneja for We That Are Young. The winner of its 2020 edition was Derek Owusu.
Who is Eligible to get the Desmond Elliot Prize 2021
Entries must be a launching full-length unique composed in English.
The Prize is open to full-length literary fiction novels written for grownups.
By an author whose irreversible home is in the UK or IrelandPublished in print form in the UK/ Ireland between 1 April 2020 and March 2021.
Shortlisted authors need to be offered to go to the reward event in July 2021.
Authors should be living at the time of submission.
The organizers of the Desmond Elliott Prize prefer to receive sent books as.epub or.mobi files. If this isnt possible, 5 paper copies should be received at National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall, 115– 123 King St, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1QE prior to the due date.
Submissions need to be from the publisher.
How to send your entry to the Desmond Elliot Prize 2021
Guarantee that your books are sent to the organizers of the Desmond Elliot Prize prior to the due date. The deadline for submissions is Friday 27 November 2020.
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Please guarantee that you have actually checked out the eligibility requirements above, as it is extremely crucial.
Total the submissions form here.
After submitting the online entry form, please email your.epub or.mobi submits to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to If this isnt possible, 5 difficult copies should be received at National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall, 115– 123 King St, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1QE prior to the deadline.