The London Magazine has launched its debut fiction prize for a second year following the success of its inaugural year.
The award will be administered by the magazine’s editorial team and is sponsored by law firm Collyer Bristow. First launched last May, it aims to celebrate exceptional literary fiction, and is inviting publishing houses to submit one debut work of fiction each that was published in the calendar year 2018.
While it is open to all publishers, last year’s shortlist was dominated by independent presses with David Keenan triumphing with This Is Memorial Device (Faber).
The prize is free to enter and will be judged by a panel of literary critics Houman Barekat and Suzi Feay, and chaired by the London Magazine’s co-editor Matthew Scott. The winning author will receive a prize of £1,000.
Publishers can nominate their books on the following website by midnight on June 30th.