SI Leeds Literary Prize

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The SI Leeds Literary Prize is a biennial prize for unpublished fiction by UK Black and Asian women writers aged 18 or over, based in the UK and writing fiction in English.

Our aim is to act as a loudspeaker for fresh and original literary voices from an under-represented group, and to help them reach new audiences in mainstream culture.


£4,000 for the 1st Prize, plus a free place on an Arvon creative writing course, and manuscript assessment through The Literary Consultancy. The manuscript will be given serious consideration for publication through Peepal Tree Press, should this be considered the best fit for the book.

£2,000 for the runner-up and £1,000 for the third-placed writer, and manuscript assessment through The Literary Consultancy.

In addition, all long-listed entrants will be offered a tailored package of support through the unique Prize Plus programme of writer development.

Entry fee: £10 Free entry bursaries available for writers on low income.

Find out more here

Deadline: Open for entries from 1 April – 13 May 2024.



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