Rules and submissions for entering The Booker Prizes
The International Booker Prize
Submissions for the 2020 International Booker Prize are now open.
The International Booker Prize for fiction translated into English is awarded annually to the author 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 2019 of the year prior and 30 April 2020 of the year of that award.
Submissions must be made by 4 October 2019. Please check the rules and entry form for dates.
The Booker Prize for Fiction
Submissions for the 2019 The Booker Prize are now closed.
Rules and submissions for entering The Booker Prizes:
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 2019 rules here.