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Three awards – one of £10,000, one of £5,000, and one of £2,500 – are available to provide financial support for talented new writers to complete their first commissioned work of non-fiction for a mainstream audience.

Please ensure that you have read and understood the eligibility and guidelines prior to completing your application.

Applications will only be accepted via the form below and must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 30 August.

If you are unable to complete this form for any reason or have any queries, please contact Martha Stenhouse.

Applicant Details

Name
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Author Details

Author Address
Please give the author’s address – these awards are only open to those resident in the UK or Republic of Ireland.

Previous publications

Please give the titles of any previous FULL-LENGTH publications by the author, in any genre, including self-published and anything written under a different name. Academic papers, articles, reviews and monographs should not be listed. Failure to disclose this may result in your application being disqualified. Each work should be listed on a new line – use the + button to add additional works. If they have not had any work published then leave this section blank
e.g. poetry, novel, non-fiction

Publication Details

Please give the title or working title of the book you are applying for
Please give the name of the company who are publishing the book
Please give the name of a contact at the publisher with whom we should correspond about this entry
Please give the email address of the person named above
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Please give the FULL advance in GBP, as stated on the contact
Please give the date on which you expect the book to be delivered to the publisher. This should be no earlier than 1 April 2025. If this is different to the one noted on your contract, please ensure you provide supplementary documentation to confirm this
Please give an estimate of the date on which you expect the book to be published

Supporting Documents

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Please provide letter of support from the publishing editor (1 page)
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Please provide a statement from the writer about their work and how an Award would further this particular project, including a brief summary of their financial circumstances (max. 2 pages)
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Please provide a synopsis of the book, outlining the time frame for research and writing (max. 2 pages)
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Please provide a draft chapter of the book or other brief sample of writing up to 20 pages. If you are unable to upload this for any reason, please fill out and submit the form and email the file to [email protected]
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Please provide a copy of the contract with the publisher, which must be signed by both the publisher and the author and include details of the advance and agreed delivery date
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If the delivery date shown on the contract has now changed, please upload a supporting document which confirms these details e.g. a contract amendment or letter from the publisher giving the new date agreed