april, 2020

30apr1:00 am1:00 amSI Leeds Literary PrizeInternational Entry Fee: £10
Max word count: Full manuscript
Top Prize: £3,000

Event Details

The SI Leeds Literary Prize is an award for unpublished fiction by UK-based Black and Asian women, aged 18 and above. Our aim is to act as a loudspeaker for fresh and original literary voices from an under-represented group, and to help them reach new audiences in mainstream culture. With the help of our partners, shortlisted writers take part in a programme of craft and career development. Many of our entrants have gone on to land publishing deals, agents, and critical acclaim for their writing.

The Prize is awarded biennially, and the last award was made in 2018. The next Prize was launched in the autumn of 2019, and we will be accepting entries for the 2020 Prize from 1 January – 30 April 2020.

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