It’s just a few weeks since Mend the Living by Maylis de Kerangal was announced as the 2017 Wellcome Prize winner from a strong shortlist and now the prize organisers have announced that submissions are open for next year’s prize!
The Wellcome Prize celebrates books, both fiction and nonfiction on the topics of health and medicine in literature. Every year it awards the £30,000 prize to a winning author who stimulates interest and debate about medical science through literature.
Submissions for the 2018 Wellcome Prize open today and publishers have until 8th September to enter up to three books. These books must have been published between 1st January and 31st December 2017 to be eligible.
Books can be from a variety of genres, and can be fiction or nonfiction. There’s no onus on the books to be strictly medical and authors from all genres are expected to enter. Those wishing to download the submissions pack can do so from the Wellcome Prize website here.
The winner will be in good company, the last three winners of the Wellcome Prize are listed below:
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Alys Conran was awarded with three prizes at the awards ceremony including the people’s choice winner. Pigeon is a tale of childhood, growing up and the complications that come with that, and while it’s set on a Welsh hillside, it’s likely to speak to people the world over. Read More
The YA Book Prize has been running in the UK and Ireland since 2014, and serves to champion the breadth and brilliance of Young Adult writing. The deadline is a couple of months away yet so authors have time to prepare! Read More
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