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: 11.59pm GMT on Monday 15 November 2021
  3. Shortlist of three writers will be announced: April 2022
  4. The winner will be celebrated at a prize giving: 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 2023
  • Are over the age of 18
  • Have not published a debut novel or full short story collection
  • Propose a clear case for support
  • Demonstrate an innovative approach to fiction through experiment


Submissions have now closed for the UEA New Forms Award 2022.


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