You can enter the Northern Book Prize below. Please read our Terms & Conditions first. If you are a writer who does not live in the North of England, you must answer the extra question about your connection to the North.

We have made the prize entry free, although the prize requires substantial staff time, website costs and the prize money itself. If you would like to help us in our work and would like fresh fiction straight to your door, please consider signing up for a subscription.





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Tell us anonymously, without quoting book titles, about your career as a writer to date.

words. Please limit to 100 words or less.

Please include a synopsis that outlines the key developments, themes and structure of your work. If you are writing what is often called genre fiction, please remember that we need a short explanation of how your work subverts or renews the genre. (See terms and conditions.)

words. Please limit to 300 words or less.

Do you have a literary agent already working with you on this project? If so, please provide a name and contact email.

Optional question for all

We would love to hear your thoughts on the North. What do you think of when you think of the North of England? What defines Northern for you?

These answers will not be used in judging your entry but may be used anonymously for publicity purposes.

words. Please limit to 50 words or less.

Extra question for writers not living in the North

Please write a short statement that anonymously explains your connection to the North and why you would like to enter the Northern Book Prize.

words. Please limit to 200 words or less.

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