How to submit

Before submitting please note the key dates and eligibility requirements. If you have questions please contact

Key dates

  1. Submissions open: Thursday 7 October 2021
  2. Deadline for applications: 5pm, Monday 15 November 2021
  3. Shortlist of three writers announcement: April 2022
  4. Winner celebrated: Friday 1 July 2022

Eligibility requirements

The Prize is free to enter and open to all writers who:

  • Live in England at time of application and until at least June 2022
  • Are over the age of 18
  • Have not published a debut novel or full short story collection
  • Propose a clear case for support
  • Identify as experiencing specific obstacles to their early career


Submissions are now closed for the Laura Kinsella Fellowship 2022.