RSL Giles St Aubyn Awards for Non-Fiction Entry Form

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 submitting your entry.


If you are unable to complete the online entry form please contact Martha Stenhouse, General Manager, [email protected].

Please enter the name of the person who is filling out this form
Please let us know your connection to this book
Please give the title or working title of the book you are applying for
Please give the author's address - these awards are only open to those resident in the UK or Republic of Ireland.
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
Please give the email address of the person named above
Please give the phone number of the person named above
Please give the full advance, 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 2022. 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
Please give the titles of any previous publications by the author, in any genre, including self-published and anything written under a different name. Failure to disclose this may result in your application being disqualified
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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
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Please provide a signed copy of the contract with the publisher, which includes details of the advance and delivery date