Impress Prize for New Writers

The 2020 Impress Prize for New Writers is now Closed for submissions

Welcome to the Impress Prize for New Writers!

Impress Prize is an annual literary prize run by Impress Books, an imprint of Untold Publishing, that allows new writers the chance to see their work published. Unpublished authors can enter to win £500 and a chance to have your novel published!

Read more about how the prize works here.

Please make sure you read the terms and conditions before entering.

You Could Win...

The winner of the annual Impress Prize for New Writers receives:

* To be taken within two years. Subject to availability. All travel costs excluded.

Impress Prize Rules

  • Entry costs £25 per entry
  • You must be over 16 years of age
  • We accept entrants from around the world, but all entries must be in English.
  • The prize is open to fiction and non-fiction writers
  • Entrants must be unpublished writers. This means that you have not had a full work published by any traditional publishing company (i.e. a company with royalties and advances). We do accept self-published authors.
  • Impress Prize requires a book proposal of up to 1,000 words and a sample chapter of up to 6,000 words.
  • Your proposal must include: author name and contact details, author biography, why you think this book should be published, your target market and the required book proposal and sample chapter.
  • Please submit all entries in English, written in 12 pt typeface and double spaced.
  • Please note: your book should be developed to a point where it could be published in the following year. 

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