Deadline for ST/PFD Young Writer award

Deadline for ST/PFD Young Writer award

Authors and publishers have just a day left to submit work to the relaunched Sunday Times/Peters Fraser & Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award, which is open to self-published writers this year for the first time.

The award, which was first launched in 1991 and ran until 2008 when it was suspended until being revived this year, is for a full-length published or self-published (in print or e-book format) work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, by an author from the UK or Ireland aged between 18 and 35.

The winner, to be announced in December, will receive £5,000, and three runners-up will get £500 each.

This year’s prize judges are Sunday Times literary editor Andrew Holgate and the paper’s chief fiction reviewer Peter Kemp, and author Sarah Waters, who won the prize in 2000.

Imprints can submit two titles, but may petition the judges to send in a third. Self-published books have to be submitted first to PFD, with six self-published titles to be sent on to the judges.

The deadline for entries is tomorrow, 30th June.