The Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize is an annual award for adventure writing. The 2018 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize is now closed for submissions. The shortlists will be announced in May 2018.
This award is split into two separate categories – a prize for the best published adventure novel and a prize for the best unpublished manuscript by a debut author submitted for consideration.
The Best Published Novel category will accept entries published between 1st January 2017 and 30th April 2018. Proof copies will be accepted. The winner of the prize will receive £15,000.
The winner of the prize for Best Unpublished Manuscript will receive the Writer’s Adventure Research Award. This award is an exceptional opportunity in the form of a £7,500 grant allocated for the winner to travel to undertake research for their next story. They will also be offered a mentoring relationship with Wilbur Smith's agents at Tibor Jones & Associates.
The criteria and submission details for Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize can be found here.