RSL Ondaatje Prize 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.

Books may be entered only by trade publishers based in the UK or RoI. Each publisher, or imprint of a publisher, may enter one book only and up to three call-in titles. Authors may not enter themselves.

Submissions must be made 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 3 December 2021 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)
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2. About the author

Name of 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

Name of contact at publisher*
Name of Editor

4. Upload your submission

Please upload a copy of the book, including cover and copyright page, with no watermarks or crop marks, in epub or mobi format. This must be an original file and NOT converted from a PDF. Please do not upload any additional files. If you are unable to upload a file for any reason, or are a small press who do not have a digital version of the book, please fill out and submit the rest of the form and email [email protected] about this.
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Accepted file types: epub, mobi, zip, png, jpg, zip, Max. file size: 10 MB.

    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
    Author name for call-in title 1
    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
    Author name for call-in title 2
    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
    Author name for call-in title 3
    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
    This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.