How To Submit A Work

Please read all of this section before submitting:


Submitting a work to us is simple, whether you are a publisher or an author.

There are no forms to fill-in or fees required for submitting a work or for being shortlisted for the prize.

To send us a suitable file (ebook, PDF, MOBI) of a book that has been published this current year or after October 31st the previous year (between Nov 2020 - Oct 2021), you can do so via our email - Authors or agents can also submit works, not just publishers. 

Again, the work in question must be a book published this current year (2021), or after the closing date for 2020 submissions as of October 31st 2020 - and hopefully an author may be awarded on February 12th the following year when the prize is given.

Self-published works (ebooks or physical books) are also accepted, but we do not accept unpublished manuscripts.


Submissions end October 31st 2021. Works published in November or December can be considered for the following year's prize (which means anything published after the submissions end date for 2021 can instead be considered for 2022). 

The judging panel also have the right call in books that have not been put forward for submission.


If you want to send us a physical copy of a work then contact us and we will provide you with a mailing address (we do not have an official premises or PO box at this time).

The prize is international and works newly translated into English are also eligible.

If you are unsure about whether a work is eligible, please consult our home page or our FAQs. We accept works from almost all genres. 

We must be clear, given enquires, that The Barbellion Prize is a book prize, and not a writing competition for unpublished writing.

If you have any more queries then please contact the administrator of the prize via our email.



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With support from the National Centre for Writing, and The Multiple Sclerosis Trust

Credit for The Barbellion Prize logo goes to Norah Al Shammari