Deadline approaches for Deborah Rogers Award

Deadline approaches for Deborah Rogers Award

The 2018 Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers’ Award is fast approaching.

The Deborah Rogers Foundation (DRF) was set up to seek out and support emerging talent, in memory of the late literary agent and chair of Rogers, Coleridge and White, Deborah Rogers, "whose particular genius lay in identifying and supporting talented young people". The prize gives £10,000 to an unpublished writer to enable them to complete a first book. The deadline for submissions is on Wednesday (13th December).

The Deborah Rogers Foundation was set up in December 2015, seven months after Rogers died, and the inaugural prize was awarded last year ​to Sharlene Teo for her novel, Ponti, to be published by Picador next year. 

Runners up were Imogen Hermes Gower, whose novel The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock was snapped up by Harvill Secker, and Guy Stagg for The Crossway, also scooped by Picador.

For more information about the 2018 Award visit the foundation's website.