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Wondering how to enter the SI Leeds Literary Prize?

Entries for the 7th biennial SI Leeds Literary Prize will open from 1 April – 13 May 2024.  You can enter through this link:


We ask entrants to submit their full manuscripts electronically through the Submittable site, together with a 500 word synopsis, and there is a £10 fee for each entry.  We have a number of free entry bursaries supported by previous winners Wenyan Lu and Mahsuda Snaith, for writers on low income.  Please contact us for more details before the closing deadline. Submissions can be in .doc, .docx, .pdf and .rtf formats and all submissions are judged anonymously, so we ask you to leave your name off your manuscript, please.

The SI Leeds Literary Prize is open to Black and Asian women writers aged 18 or over, based in the UK and writing fiction in English.  For more information on eligibility, please check the eligibility section or read the full prize rules here.

If you have any further queries about the prize, please contact us.