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.

Submissions for the Booker Prize for Fiction are open!

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.
 
Automatic entries

  • Physical copies and PDFs for all available automatic entries should be submitted to Four Culture during January 2022.
  • Completed entry forms can follow after, as per the below deadlines.

Books published between 1 October 2021 and 31 March 2022

  • All entry forms, physical copies and PDFs must be submitted to Four Culture by Monday 31 January 2022.

Books published between 1 April and 30 September 2022

  • All entry forms must be submitted to Four Culture by Monday 4 April 2022, with physical copies and PDFs arriving no later than Monday 6 June 2022.

Call-ins

  • All nomination forms, justification letters and first chapters must be submitted to Four Culture by Monday 7 March 2022. If no text is available at the time of call-in, the first chapter should be sent as soon as it is available.
  • The call in submissions form is here.

The Rules

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.

The submission form to enter the 2022 Booker Prize is here.

The call in submissions form for the 2022 Booker Prize is here.

For queries please contact Titilope Ogunnaike at [email protected] or +44 (0)20 3907 8956.

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.

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
London
SE16 3EH

For queries please contact Titilope Ogunnaike at [email protected]/+44 (0)20 3907 8956

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