The Walter Scott Prize 2020 for Historical Fiction (€500 Research grant + €100 book token + Publication)

Oct 21, 2020by Chiamaka0

The 2020 Young Walter Scott Prize is open for entries and closes on 31st October, 2020. Entries cannot be received after this date. Entries will be judged in two categories;

  • 11-15 years
  • 16-19 years

Deadline for the Walter Scott Prize

October 31, 2020

Who is eligible for the Walter Scott Prize?

  • Young UK writers
  • Age range is between  11-19
  • There is no entry fee.

What will be accepted for the Walter Scott Prize 2020?

  • Stories with historical relevance and accuracy
  • Originality and a good grasp of language, characterization and plot.
  • Word count of between 800-2,000 words

Works can be in any form;

  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Drama
  • Letters
  • Reportage etc.
  • Stories must be set in the past; any time before you were born.

How to apply for The Walter Scott Prize 2020

  • Entries must be submitted in hard copy by post and accompanied by an entry form.
  • Entries by mail or any other digital firm will not be accepted
  • Download the 2020 Entry Form, read the terms and conditions before filing out the form.
  • Send it with your submission to the address at the bottom of the entry form

Awards for the Walter Scott Prize 2020

  • Two category winners receive a €500 travel and research grant for further historic exploration in the UK
  • A two-day trip to the Borders Book festival in Melrose, Scotland in June 2021(Covid-19 permitting)

The runners-up in each category receive;

  • A €100 book token
  • All winning stories will be published in a special YWSP anthology book.

Good Luck!

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