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The Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prizes 2021


Closing date: 
7 March 2021
Open to writers of any nationality writing in English Entry fee for Best Unpublished Novel £49
£15,000 for Best Unpublished Novel, an advance on a publishing deal with Bonnier and £10,000 for Best Published Novel

Submissions for the two 2021 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prizes are now open. The international prize is now in its sixth year. Entries are accepted from writers of any nationality, writing in English. The deadline is 7 March.  Read more

I have discovered that I cannot burn a candle at one end and write a book with the other.'

Why the bookselling sector is holding strong

1 March 2021

Booksellers have had many years of making themselves resilient, having had to live through the advent and growth of Amazon - they are entrepreneurial and hard-working, resourceful and creative.  Read more

22 February 2021 - What's new

February 2021
  • ‘Poetry is definitely having a renaissance. There's been a real sea-change in terms of how it's seen, especially in lockdown. Poetry is the perfectly transportable art form. Owning a book is all you need to experience it. Poetry doesn't necessarily give us the answers, but it does give us the tools to think with and helps us process issues.
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