How to enter

Please enter by filling in this online form.

A publishing house may enter up to six individual books from each imprint that it runs for consideration for the prize. Authors entering directly may submit one title.

You are required to send five copies of each title that you are entering for the prize. We accept proof copies, manuscripts and final copies.

No book entered by an author or publisher or called in by the judges will be returned.

If a publisher makes an entry it is their responsibility to ascertain that the author of the work is aware of the submission and that she/he has given their consent. If the submission is made directly by an author it is their responsibility to ensure that their publisher knows that they have entered.

Entries must be accompanied by a completed online entry form.

UPDATE: Due to the disruption caused by coronavirus, we have extend the deadline for submitting entries to the prize to 31 March 2020.

Entries must be submitted to New Writing North at the following address:

Victoria Kundu
Gordon Burn Prize
c/o New Writing North
3 Ellison Terrace
Ellison Place
Newcastle upon Tyne

Update: We know many people will currently be working from home and will not have the books with them. If this is the case, please enter a PDF or ebook of the title on your entry form and send the hard copies when you can; you won’t be penalised if the books arrive after the deadline.

If you are not able to send a digital file either, or have any other query about submissions please email Will Mackie via