Tuesday, 1 May 2018
The 2018 prize will launch on 1 May 2018.
Impress Books is once again on the hunt for unpublished talent. Now in its 12th year, the prize was created to champion and nurture new voices. Winners of past prizes have gone on to sell rights across the globe, and those shortlisted have enjoyed multiple book deals with Impress.
The prize is a publishing contract with Impress Books in both print and eBook, and a £500 advance.
Writers submit a 6,000 word sample of their manuscript, a synopsis, publishing rationale, and author biography to Impress. A shortlist is created by the Impress team, and this is then sent to a panel of external judges who decide on a winner.
We will be announcing the 2018 panel in the coming months. The panel will consist of published authors, booksellers, agents and one member of the Impress team.
The prize is open to all writers who have not been traditionally published before(this makes eligible self-published authors, or writers who have had other work published including short stories, poetry, and academic work). We accept both fiction and non-fiction entries across all genres, but do not accept poetry.
This is an amazing opportunity for emerging, unpublished writers to have their work assessed by experts and considered for publication by Impress.
The Day’s Heat by Roberta H. George won the Impress Prize for New Writers 2017.
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