2020 BAME Prize Announcement

We’ve been running the prize for four years now and have been delighted with the response it’s had and the ways it’s brought together writers at the beginning of their careers with agents, publishers and journalists.

We are keen to continue to grow and improve the prize and have decided to have a fallow year in 2020 in order to spend some time exploring new opportunities for outreach and ensuring that the fifth year of the prize – in 2021 – is the biggest and best yet.

It is our hope that by that time there will be more scope for in-person events and that we can therefore build up to an award ceremony at which writers will be able to meet the representatives of the publishing industry in person, a key benefit of the prize for all of the longlisted writers.

We look forward to reading your story next year.

In the meantime, read about the 2019 writers here.

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