As part of your application we'll ask you to tell us about your book. What's it called? What's it about? What makes it special?
We'll also ask you to send us up to 1,000 words – it could be the opening chapter, or a later section of your book which you’re particularly proud of. It's up to you.
In 250 words, we will also ask you to tell us how you meet our criteria.
Editors from across Penguin will assess your application, considering your writing talent and ability, as well as the originality of your story or idea.
Applications for WriteNow 2020 are now closed.