Awards & prizes
Through grants and prizes, the RSL invests in authors both established and emerging, especially at difficult stages of their careers.
The highest honour that the Society can bestow upon a writer.
The purpose of these grants is to buy time for writers who have work in hand but lack the means to support themselves.
For the best second novel of the year.
Three annual awards for authors engaged on their first commissioned works of non-fiction.
An annual award of £10,000 for a distinguished work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, evoking the spirit of a place.
Awarded to those who have offered sustained and outstanding service to literature.
The RSL’s annual prize of £1,000, for the best unpublished short story of the year.