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Entering The Awards

Rules and submissions for entering The Booker Prizes

 

The Booker Prize for Fiction 

Rules and submissions for entering The Booker Prizes

Each year’s panel of 5 judges is chosen with the advice of The Booker Prize Foundation Advisory Committee and is appointed by The Booker Prize Foundation. The judges read the submissions and are responsible for compiling a longlist of 12 or 13 books, and from this a shortlist of six books from which they then choose a winner.  A different set of judges are appointed for The Booker and The International Booker Prizes.

The Booker Prize for Fiction is awarded annually to the author of the best (in the opinion of the judges) eligible work of long-form fiction. The work must be published in the UK or Ireland between 1 October of the year prior, and 30 September of the year of that award.

Submissions must be made between December – March.  Please check the rules and entry form for dates. 

Download a copy of the 2019 rules here

Please return the form and eight copies of each work to:

Marion Fraser

Four Culture

20 St Thomas Street

London SE1 9BF

Email: marion.fraser@fourcommunications.com

Tel: 020 3697 4256

The International Booker Prize 

Submissions for the 2019 International Booker Prize are now closed. 

The International Booker Prize for fiction translated into English is awarded annually to the author of the best (in the opinion of the judges) eligible novel or collection of short stories.

The work must be published in the UK or Ireland between 1 May of the year prior and 30 April of the year of that award.

Submissions must be made between July – October.  Please check the rules and entry form for dates.

Download a copy of the rules here