Applications for the 2020 DRF Writers Award

An award of £10,000 will be presented to a first-time prose writer whose submission demonstrates literary talent and who would benefit from financial support to complete their work. The winner receives a cheque for £10,000 and each runner-up receives £1,000.



31st October 2019.


  • Submissions should take the form of 20-25,000 thousand words of a work in progress, fiction or non-fiction, which is not under option or contract
  • Applicants may not be under contract to any publisher for any work or title in any language
  • Applications are only open to writers who have not previously published or self-published a full-length book of prose (with the exception of a collection of poetry)
  • Entrants must write in the English language and reside within the British Commonwealth and Eire
  • Submissions should be accompanied by a brief synopsis and a short biographical note.
  • Applicants who submitted work for previous Writers Awards may re-apply but the work submitted must be new

Published on:
11 Oct 2019


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