Under 30? Written any published work? Want £30,000?


The world’s biggest literary prize for young writers

Entries are invited each year for the world’s biggest literary award for young writers – the £30,000 ($45,000) Dylan Thomas Prize – which will be awarded for the  best published work in the English language by an author under the age of 30 from any country in the world.

The Prize commemorates the life of Dylan Thomas who first published in his teens and then achieved an international reputation in his twenties.

Entry is open to published works in the English language of fiction, verse and drama and can be in the form of poetry, a novel, collection of short stories, broadcast radio play, play that has been performed professionally, screenplay that has resulted in a feature-length film.

The Prize was established in Dylan’s home town of Swansea in 2006, is sponsored by the University of Wales and from this year will become an annual event.

An international panel of judges, chaired by the acclaimed television writer Andrew Davies, awarded the Prize first in 2006 to Rachel Trezise for her volume of short stories, Fresh Apples and in in subsequent years many of the best young writers in the world have been shortlisted or won the main award.

I’ve been on the board of directors since 2004 and seen ‘our baby’ grow.  The entries we have received in the past from all over the world have been outstanding and many of those authors and poets recognised by the Prize are now carving a niche in the literary world.

The deadline for submission of entries, the full rules and entry forms can be downloaded from the website at http://www.dylanthomasprize.com/

Published in: on 10 April, 2010 at 10:51 pm  Comments (3)  
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  1. Really enjoyed reading the articles on this site

  2. I’m a young writer,17, an undergraduate and wish to be notified on literary prizes I can apply for.(I have no published work yet)

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