Rules and submissions process for entering the Booker Prize and International Booker Prize.

Submissions for the Booker Prize 2024 are now open and submissions for the International Booker Prize 2024 are in progress.

Please note, only publishers can submit entries to the prizes; authors, translators and agents are not permitted to enter the prizes directly.

Submissions for the Booker Prize 2024

Submissions are now open to UK and Irish publishers.

The Booker Prize is awarded annually to the author of the best (in the opinion of the judges) eligible work of long-form fiction, written originally in English by an author of any nationality, and published in the UK and/or Ireland.

The 2024 prize is for a work published between October 1, 2023 and September 30, 2024. Authors are not permitted to enter their own works.

Download and read the rules before submitting any titles here

Enter submissions here

Enter call-in titles here

Deadlines are staggered between January 29 and June 3, 2024, but entries should be sent to the Booker Prize Foundation as soon as they are available to assist the judges.

For queries, please contact the Booker Prize Foundation: [email protected]

Booker Prize 2023 winner Paul Lynch with the Booker trophy, Iris

Submissions for the International Booker Prize 2024

Submissions for the International Booker Prize 2024 are in progress. New entries are not being accepted.

The International Booker Prize for fiction translated into English is awarded annually to the author and translator of the best (in the opinion of the judges) eligible novel or collection of short stories.

The work must be published in the UK or Ireland between May 1, 2023 and April 30, 2024.

The deadline for online entry forms was Friday September 8, 2023

The deadline for the accompanying finished works (print copies and PDF files) and supporting assets was/is:

  • Friday September 29, 2023 for works published between May 1 and November 30, 2023;
  • Friday January 12, 2024 for works published between December 1, 2023 and April 30, 2024.

Download the rules here.

For queries, please contact the Booker Prize Foundation: [email protected]

Author Georgi Gospodinov with translator Angela Rodel after winning the International Booker Prize 2023