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Entering The Awards

Rules and submissions for entering The Booker Prizes

The International Booker Prize 


Submissions for the 2021 International Booker Prize are now closed.

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. 

 

The Booker Prize for Fiction 

Rules and submissions for entering The Booker Prize:

Each year’s panel of 5 judges is chosen with the advice of The Booker Prize Foundation Advisory Committee and is appointed by The Booker Prize Foundation. The judges read the submissions and are responsible for compiling a longlist of 12 or 13 books, and from this a shortlist of six books from which they then choose a winner.  A different set of judges are appointed for The Booker and The International Booker Prizes.

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 of the year prior, and 30 September of the year of that award.

Submissions must be made between December – March.  

Download a copy of the 2020 rules here