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This year we are looking exclusively for books that fall within the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres. We're looking for children's (specifically middle grade and YA) and adult fiction.

To apply you'll need 1,000 words of your books, a synopsis, and a brief summary of how you meet our eligibility criteria.

Please make sure you read our application guide before submitting your entry. Applications will close at 11.59pm on Sunday 16th June.

You can apply here. Good luck!

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We've pulled together tips and advice from previous assessors and the WriteNow team. To be in with the best shot, we recommend at least reading our application guide before submitting your entry.

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