Welcome to the biennial prize for unpublished fiction by UK Black and Asian women
Entries have now closed for the 2018 Prize – thank you to everyone who submitted an entry to us. This year’s shortlist has been announced here. Please join us for events in London in September and October to meet the shortlist, and then in Ilkley on 3 October for the Prize award ceremony – full details here. Winners will receive a range of cash prizes and unique support through our Prize Plus programme, including £3,000 to our 1st Prize Aspire-igen award winner, a free place on an Arvon creative writing course and manuscript assessment through The Literary Consultancy.
Other support includes 1:1 writing development sessions through Inscribe, appearances at literary events including the 2018 Ilkley Literature Festival and networking opportunities through New Writing North. Please put the award ceremony date in your diary: Wednesday 3 October 7.30pm at Ilkley Playhouse, as part of Ilkley Literature Festival. We would love you to join us!