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The Somerset Maugham Awards

W. Somerset Maugham set up a fund in 1947 to enable young writers to enrich their work by gaining experience of foreign countries. The awards are given for a published work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry.


Entry to the 2017 prize is now open



Important Information:

  • Applicants must be British and under the age of 35
  • Submissions must have been published
  • The prize money must be used for foreign travel

Further Reading

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(Photo credit 2015 Authors' Awards: Adrian Pope)


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