Last chance for submissions

Rachel Hewitt and Sara Taylor, 2019 Writer's Award recipients, photographed by Clara Molden

Submissions now open

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In a new collaboration between the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library and the Hay Festival, the Writer’s Award is the only literary award to combine a substantial prize sum of £20,000 with a residency here. With unique access to both the British Library Americas collection and curatorial expertise, we will support you through the creative process.

Submissions are welcome for works in English, Spanish and languages indigenous to the Americas and for fiction or non-fiction writing. Closing date 16 September 2019 at 12.00 BST (GMT+1).

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Image: 2019 Eccles British Library Award Winners Rachel Hewitt and Sara Taylor

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