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Entering The Awards

Rules and submissions for entering The Booker Prizes

The International Booker Prize 


Submissions for the 2022 International Booker Prize are now open.

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.

Please complete the online submissions form 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

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 deadlines are staggered between December and April.  

The rules have been updated for 2021, please ensure you download and read these before completing the online form:

Download a copy of the 2021 rules here.

  1. Submissions are now closed: Title entry form (please submit one form for each submitted title)
  2. Call-in nominations are now closed.