The Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation presents three annual awards for writers. The 2017 awards are now closed for submission. The shortlisted titles will be released in May 2017 and the winners announced at a ceremony in London, in September 2017.

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categories – a prize for the best published adventure novel of the previous calendar year and a prize for the best unpublished adventure manuscript submitted for consideration.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 £10,000. The winner of the prize for an unpublished manuscript will be offered the Writer’s Adventure Research Award.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 £5,000 grant, enabling the winner to travel to undertake invaluable research for their next story. They will also be offered guidance from Wilbur’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 £1,000 and a framed certificate.

More information about the Author of Tomorrow Award can be found here.