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: 

Best Published Novel Award

  • Submissions Open: Monday 22nd January
  • Submissions Close: Friday 16th February
  • Longlist Announced: Wednesday 1st May
  • Shortlist Announced: Thursday 30th May
  • Winner Announced: Thursday 19th September

New Voices Award

  • Early Bird Submissions Open: Monday 1st January
  • General Submissions Open: Friday 16th February
  • Submissions Close: Tuesday 30th April
  • Winners Announced: Thursday 19th September

Author of Tomorrow Award

  • Submissions Open: Friday 1st March
  • Submissions Close: Tuesday 30th April
  • Shortlists Announced: Monday 8th July
  • Winners Announced: Thursday 19th September