Rules and submissions process for entering the Booker Prize and International Booker Prize.
Submissions for the Booker Prize are currently open. 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.
Please note: our entry deadlines have changed and are now staggered between 31 January and 4 April 2022.
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 be published in the UK or Ireland between 1 October 2021 and 30 September 2022.
Submissions for the 2002 prize opened on Tuesday, 11 January and deadlines for submissions are staggered between 31 January and 4 April 2022.
The work must be published by a publishing house based in the UK or Ireland. Authors are not permitted to enter their own works.
Books published between 1 October 2021 and 31 March 2022
Books published between 1 April and 30 September 2022
Please read the full rules of The Booker Prize. If you are submitting more than one book, please complete a new form for each book.
For queries please contact Titilope Ogunnaike at [email protected] or +44 (0)20 3907 8956.
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.
Once you have completed the submission form follow the steps below:
1. Email [email protected] a PDF of each submitted book, a high res image (at least 1mb/300 dpi) of the book cover, a colour photograph of the author and translator, an author and translator bio and a press release or AI sheet for the book, if available.
2. Send eight physical copies of each submitted book to the below address – ensure you mention The 2022 International Booker Prize on the envelope:
The 2022 International Booker Prize
c/o Liz Fricker
Mango Logistics Group
Unit 14/15 214 Rotherhithe Business Estate
Rotherhithe New Road
For queries please contact Titilope Ogunnaike at [email protected]/+44 (0)20 3907 8956