The Best Unpublished Manuscript award is open to writers of any nationality, writing in English. The seven writers below have been awarded a place on the the 2021 shortlist, receiving two months of one-to-one manuscript development and the chance to win a publishing deal worth £15,000 with Bonnier Books UK.

Select each writer to find out more about them and their manuscripts:

If you are a literary agent and interested to find out more about these writers and their manuscripts, please contact the Foundation Manager, Georgina Brown on georgina@wilbur-niso-smithfoundation.org