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 fiveĀ 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.

The deadline for submitting entries to the prize is 20 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

Entries will be acknowledged promptly by email. If you do not receive an acknowledgement please do not presume that the work has arrived safely.

If you have a query about submissions please email Will Mackie via