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The 2017 Sunday Times / Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award, in association with the University of Warwick, is now open for submissions.  The closing date is 2 June 2017.  For more details and to enter, please visit the Society of Authors website.

The Sunday Times/Peters Fraser & Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award of £5,000 is awarded for a full-length published or self-published (in book or ebook formats) work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, by a British or Irish author aged 18-35 years. There are three awards of £500 each for runners-up. The winning book will be the work of the most outstanding literary merit.  For the first time in 2017, the winner will be offered a ten week residency at the University of Warwick

The result of The Sunday Times/Peters Fraser & Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award will be announced in December 2017. This year’s winner will be the eighteenth recipient of the award.  The winner of the 2016 award was Max Porter for his extraordinary Grief Is The Thing With Feathers.

Important information

– UK and Irish citizens and those who have been resident in the UK and/or the Republic of Ireland for the past three years preceding the award are all eligible.

– For the 2017 award, the author must be between the ages of 18 and 35 years on 31 December 2017.

– The work submitted must be by one author in the English language.

– For the 2017 award, the work submitted must have been first published in the UK and/or the Republic of Ireland, in the English language, between 2 May 2016 and 2 June 2017.

– ebooks must be submitted in PDF format.

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