Wilbur Smith Author of Tomorrow Prize 2019 (Up to £1,500 for winners)

Wilbur Smith Author of Tomorrow Prize 2019 (Up to £1,500 for winners)

Deadline: May 31, 2019

Entries are invited for the Wilbur Smith Author of Tomorrow Prize 2019. The Author of Tomorrow Prize is designed to find the adventure writers of the future. Part of the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize, it is an annual competition open to young people, aged 21 and under, who have completed a short piece of adventure writing in English.

What is an adventure story? There are a few simple ingredients that make up an adventure story. Your story can take place in any world, so long as it:

  • Takes the reader on an epic journey, exploring new horizons – be they historical or geographical
  • Explores the themes of courage, endurance and resourcefulness
  • Allows readers to connect with a different reality or culture

Prizes

  • Category 1: age 16-21 years
    • Prize: £1,000
    • Young writers must submit a short adventure story between 1500-5000 words in length
  • Category 2: age 12-15 years
    • Prize: £100 plus £150 in book tokens for their school, library or charity of choice
    • Young writers must submit a short adventure story between 1500-5000 words in length
  • Category 3: age 11 and under
    • Prize: £100 plus £150 in book tokens for their school, library or charity of choice
    • Young writers must submit a short adventure story up to 500 words in length

Eligibility

  • Open to young people, aged 21 and under, who have completed a short piece of adventure writing in English.

Application

Click here to apply

For more information, visit Wilbur Smith Author of Tomorrow Prize.

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