Thursday, 13 February 2014

Scott’s Blog: Dundee International Book Prize

After weeks of having to keep it a secret I am delighted to be able to announce that I am one of the judges for the 2014 Dundee International Book Prize alongside author Neil Gaiman, the BBC’s Kirsty Lang, agent Felicity Blunt and critic Stuart Kelly.


I am not just telling you this purely to blow my own trumpet – although it is quite cool to be on the panel with those other judges – but because I am hoping that lots of you will choose to enter.

You see, the prize awards a book deal and £10,000 in cash to an unpublished debut novelist. You’ll need to check out the small print on the prize website but as long as you haven’t had a novel published before then you are pretty much eligible. Although you can enter if you have previously self-published the work on ebook, which is pretty cool.

But don’t hang about. The closing date is March 3rd.


Pop on over to the prize website for more details. And good luck if you decide to enter!

3 comments:

Jeff said...

Manuscripts should not contain the name of the author or a pseudonym anywhere on the manuscript or synopsis. The name of the author should only appear on the entry form
Why is that? Seems... fishy. TBH

Any submission found to have been self-published or published before in print by any party shall be disqualified.

Submissions that have been self-published on Kindle or ebook format previously will be accepted.

Why is that? Seems arbitrary and unnecessary.

jeynagrace said...

"Manuscripts should not contain the name of the author or a pseudonym anywhere on the manuscript or synopsis. The name of the author should only appear on the entry form."

It's normal. Book prizes do that so that their judges would not know who the author is to avoid bias-ness.

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