The £15,000 award, which includes an advance of £5,000 and a publication agreement with Footnote Press, is for narrative non-fiction centred around themes of displacement, identity and/or resistance.
- The £15,000 award includes an advance of £5,000 and a publication agreement with Footnote Press.
- Five shortlisted authors will be invited to read and discuss their work at a live event hosted by the Southbank Centre in February 2024.
- The winner and two runners-up will have the opportunity to go on a week-long writing residency to work on their book at Dartington Hall, a stunning Grade I listed heritage property set within a 1,200-acre private estate near the ancient market town of Totnes.
- Footnote will also be working with London’s literature development agency Spread the Word to host an e-workshop on developing a career as a writer and 1-2-1 meetings to provide ongoing support with the winning writers, as well as access to their programme of workshops and events.
Submissions must be for narrative non-fiction, centred around themes of displacement, identity and/or resistance. Footnote and Counterpoints welcome eclectic and expansive interpretations of displacement, identity and/or resistance and are especially interested in work that sits at intersections, or across cultures, communities and borders, moving beyond the personal to touch upon some of the key social and political themes of our day.
Anyone from a refugee or migrant background is eligible to submit an entry for the Prize if they are a resident of the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland, whether they have previously been published or not. Both agented and unagented submissions are welcome.
5pm GMT on 1 October 2023
You must be able to deliver a fully-written manuscript of 65,000-85,000 words before 30 March 2025.