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The #Merky Books New Writers’ Prize is now open for entries!

By Pathways

The #Merky Books New Writers’ Prize is an annual writing competition open to young, underrepresented, and unpublished writers from across the UK and Republic of Ireland. The competition is hosted by #Merky Books, a Penguin Random House imprint launched in collaboration with Stormzy.

Applications are open to poetry, fiction and non-fiction writers aged between 16 and 30 based in the UK or the Republic of Ireland.

How to apply: Fill out the application form here.

Deadline: Friday 30 October

Prizes: The winner will be awarded a publishing contract with #Merky books. All longlisted applicants will be invited to attend a day-long Writers’ Camp in London. Travel costs will be covered.

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