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

Submissions for the Booker Prize are now closed. Submissions for the International Booker Prize are made each year between July and early October.

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

Submissions for the Booker Prize for Fiction are now closed

The Booker Prize for Fiction is awarded annually to the author of the best (in the opinion of the judges) eligible work of long-form fiction. The work must be published in the UK or Ireland between 1 October 2021 and 30 September 2022. Authors are not permitted to enter their own works.
 
Submissions for the 2022 prize opened on Tuesday, 11 January and closed on 4 April 2022.

For books that were published between 1 April and 30 September 2022, physical copies and PDFs must arrive with Four Culture no later than Monday 6 June 2022.

The Rules

Please read the full rules of The Booker Prize

For queries please contact Lisa Gatehouse via [email protected] or +44 (0)20 3920 0555.

2022 Booker Prize trophy

Submissions for the International Booker Prize

Submissions are now closed for the 2022 International Booker Prize.

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 1 May of the year prior and 30 April of the year of that award.

Submissions must be made between July and early October.  Please check the rules and entry form for dates.

Download a copy of the rules here.

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