The Betty Trask Prize and The Betty Trask Awards

Betty Trask left a bequest to the Society of Authors in 1983 to fund prizes for first novels written by authors under the age of 35 in a traditional or romantic, but not experimental, style.

Entry to the 2018 prize is now closed.

Important information

  • The deadline for entries is 30 November 2017. 
  • The prize money must be used for foreign travel
  • The prize is open to published and unpublished novels
  • The writer must be under the age of 35 on 31 December 2017
  • There is no submission fee


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