Author of Tomorrow

The Author of Tomorrow Award is designed to find the adventure writers of the future. Part of the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize, it is an annual competition open to young people across the world who have completed a short piece of adventure writing in English.

Prizes are awarded in three categories:

11 and Under | 500 words | Prize: £100, plus £150 book tokens for your school

12-15 years | 1,500 - 5,000 words | Prize: £100, plus £150 book tokens for your school

16-21 years | 1,500 - 5,000 words | Prize: £1,000

Each shortlisted author will also have their work digitally published by our partners at global literacy charity, Worldreader.

The Author of Tomorrow is closed for submissions and will reopen in early 2024.

The 2023 shortlist will be revealed on 6th July 2023 and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on Wednesday 18th October 2023.