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RSL Ondaatje Prize 2021 Submission Form


  • The RSL Ondaatje Prize is an annual award of £10,000 for a distinguished work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, evoking the spirit of a place.

    This year, we are only accepting submissions via the form below, where you can also upload digital copies of the book. Before filling out the form, please ensure that you have read and understood the eligibility and guidelines. Please also complete the equal opportunities form provided in your confirmation email - this is anonymous and will not be linked to your submission in any way.

    The closing date for submissions is Friday 4 December 2020 at 5pm. 

  • 1. About the book

  • Please tell us the title of the book being entered
  • Please tell us the publisher of the book being entered
  • Please tell us the imprint of the book being entered (if relevant)
  • Please tell us the date that the book was first published (in any format)
    Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • 2. About the author

  • Please let us know the name of the town and country in which the author was born
  • Please let us know what citizenship the author holds
  • Please let us know the town and country in which the author resides
  • 3. Contact details

  • 4. Upload your submission

  • Please upload a copy of the book, with no watermarks or crop marks, and ideally in epub, mobi and pdf format. Please do not upload any additional files. If you are unable to upload a file for any reason, please fill out and submit the rest of the form and email the file to martha.stenhouse@rsliterature.org
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    Accepted file types: epub, mobi, pdf.
  • 5. Call-in titles (optional)

    If you would like to submit titles for call-in by the judges, please provide details below
  • Please provide the title of the first book you are suggesting as a call-in
  • Please provide the name of the author of this title
  • Please provide a justification for why you think this title should be called in by the judges - this can be fiction, non-fiction or poetry
  • Please provide the title of the second book you are suggesting as a call-in
  • Please provide the name of the author of this title
  • Please provide a justification for why you think this title should be called in by the judges - this can be fiction, non-fiction or poetry
  • Please provide the title of the third book you are suggesting as a call-in
  • Please provide the name of the author of this title
  • Please provide a justification for why you think this title should be called in by the judges - this MUST be poetry