Its New Writers’ Prize competition is open to writers between the ages of 16 and 30 across the UK and Republic of Ireland. The winner will receive a publishing contract, while all shortlisted entrants are invited to a writing camp, which includes workshops, panels, one-to-one training, and more. The competition allows entries in the fiction, non-fiction, and poetry categories, although childrens’ books are excluded.
Judges on the panel include Stormzy himself, comedian Guz Khan, author Candice Brathwaite, and Olympian Katarina Johnson-Thompson, according to NME.
To enter, fill out the official application form. Entrants must submit either a 200-word synopsis and 1,500-word extract (for fiction or non-fiction), or a 200-word synopsis and 500-word extract (for poetry). Entry closes midnight, October 30.