Entries for the 2019 Northern Book Prize are open Sunday 28th October 2018 to the end (GMT) of Tuesday 18th December 2018. Sarah Moss (author of acclaimed novels including The Tidal Zone and most recently Ghost Wall) and Fiona Mozley (Man Booker shortlisted author of Elmet) will judge the 2019 Northern Book Prize along with And Other Stories’ founder and publisher Stefan Tobler.
The Northern Book Prize is an annual prize awarded to an unpublished book-length work of ambitious literary fiction either written by a writer living in the North of England or by a writer who has a strong connection to the North. When And Other Stories relocated its main office to the city of Sheffield, we conceived of the Prize as part of our commitment to Northern writers and to growing publishing in the North.
Each year, we’ll be on the search for great books by great writers living in the North of England.
As our editor Tara Tobler said:
London is lovely but it isn’t necessary to be there. We hope to tap some of the extraordinary literary energy in the North and are confident the prize will only grow in prestige and popularity in the years to come.
Each year, the winner of the Northern Book Prize receives:
- Prize and advance (currently worth £5,000)
- Creative editorial support from And Other Stories
- A contract for the book’s worldwide publication, distribution and representation from And Other Stories
First Partnership Announced
And Other Stories is delighted to announce a media partnership with Big Issue North for the 2019 Northern Book Prize.
Sponsorship / Partnership Opportunities
And Other Stories seeks long-term sponsorships and partnerships for the Northern Book Prize in order to grow the profile of the prize and increase its impact across the region and beyond it. There are opportunities for partnerships of various sizes and also for in-kind support. Please contact And Other Stories’ publisher Stefan Tobler for a sponsorship pack: firstname.lastname@example.org.