An award of £10,000 will be presented to a first-time writer whose submission demonstrates literary talent and who needs financial support to complete their work:
Submissions should take the form of 20-30,000 words of a work in progress, fiction or non-fiction, which is not under option or contract
Applications are only open to writers who have not previously published a full length book
Entrants must write in the English language and reside within the British Commonwealth and Eire
Submissions should be accompanied with a brief synopsis and a short biographical note
Submissions for the 2016 Writers’ Award will open on 1st November 2015 and close on the 31st January 2016. The judges will be comprised of three writers and two RCW agents. The winner of the Award will be announced in the summer of 2016.