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 2019 prize is now open.

Important information

  • The deadline for entries is 30 November 2018 at 5pm. 
  • Applicants must be ordinarily resident in the UK and under the age of 35 on 31 December 2018
  • Submissions must have been published
  • The prize money must be used for foreign travel

Our new electronic submission system uses Google verification for security and spam protection, so you may be prompted to log in using your email address (a Gmail account is not required).

If you have any issues with this please contact prizes@societyofauthors.org.

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