The Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize is an annual award for adventure writing. The 2017 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize is now closed for submission. The shortlisted titles will be released in May 2017 and the winners announced at a ceremony in London, in September 2017. 

This award is split into two separate categories – a prize for the best published adventure novel of the previous calendar year and a prize for the best unpublished adventure manuscript submitted for consideration. 

The winner of the prize for a published novel will receive £10,000. The winner of the prize for an unpublished manuscript will be offered the Writer’s Adventure Research Award. The award is an exceptional opportunity in the form of a £5,000 grant, enabling the winner to travel to undertake invaluable research for their next story. They will also be offered guidance from Wilbur’s literary agents at Tibor Jones & Associates. 

Criteria

The criteria for Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize can be found here.

Please check this website for further details regarding the 2018 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize. More information will be released later in 2017.