The Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize is an international prize that supports and celebrates the best adventure writing today. The Prize is open to writers of any nationality, writing in English. 

Awards are presented in three categories:

Key Dates for the 2022 Prize:

Best Published Novel Submissions: 9th January - 14th February: Closed.

Author of Tomorrow Submissions: 21st February - 22nd April: Closed.

Best Published Novel Longlist Announced: 11th May 2022: See here. 

Best Published Novel Shortlist Announced: 25th May 2022: See here.

New Voices Submissions: 20th June - 10th August 2022

Author of Tomorrow Shortlist Announced: 19th July 2022: See here. 

Winners Announced: 21st September 2022