The Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation presents three annual awards for writers. The 2018 Wilbur Smith Adventure Prize will be open for submission 20th November 2017 - 12th March 2018. Entries submitted outside this time will not be eligible.
The Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize
This award is split into two separate categories – a prize for the best published adventure novel of the previous calendar year and a prize for the best unpublished adventure manuscript submitted for consideration.
The winner of the prize for a published novel will receive £15,000. The winner of the prize for an unpublished manuscript will be offered the Writer’s Adventure Research Award. The award is an exceptional opportunity in the form of a £7,500 grant, enabling the winner to travel to undertake invaluable research for their next story. They will also be offered a mentoring relationship with Wilbur Smith's literary agents at Tibor Jones & Associates.
More information about the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize can be found here.
The Author of Tomorrow Award
The Author of Tomorrow Award will be presented to the best adventure short story written by someone up to and including twenty-one years of age that is submitted for consideration. The winner of the Author of Tomorrow award will receive £1,500 and digital publication with Worldreader.
More information about the Author of Tomorrow Award can be found here.