Rules and entry

The award will be made on an annual basis. The 2020 Prize is for novels published between 1 November 2019 and 31 October 2020. A shortlist of six books will be announced on 30 September, and the prize will be awarded at a ceremony to be held on 11 November.

Terms and Conditions

Summary

Submitted novels, written in English by authors resident in the United Kingdom (Great Britain and Northern Ireland) or the Republic of Ireland for three years prior to the date of submission for the award, must be published by a publisher based in the UK or the Republic of Ireland during the prize year.

Reissues, anthologies, collections of short stories, and self-published books are not eligible for the prize, and authors must be living at the time of submission.

Submissions will be effected via publishers of the UK or the Republic of Ireland, who will be able to submit a book (or manuscript) via the form below. Each submission must be accompanied by a completed entry form that must be received by Goldsmiths by 5pm, 27 March 2020.

If finished copies are not available by 5pm, 27 March 2020, bound proofs may be submitted on the condition that they are of good quality and that the content reflects that of the final book. If proofs are submitted, final copies should be sent in as soon as they are available and no later than 5pm, 26 June 2020.

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

Read the full Goldsmiths Prize Terms and Conditions (PDF)

Entry form

Goldsmiths Prize Entry Form (PDF)

Goldsmiths Prize Entry Form (Word)

Key dates

Prize open for submissions

24 January 2020

Closing date for submission of entry forms

5pm, 27 March 2020

Closing date for submission of finished books

5pm, 26 June 2020

Shortlist announced

30 September 2020

Winner announced

11 November 2020