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The International Rubery Book of the Year Award 2019

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Closing date: 
31 March 2019
Entry: 
Open to all writers internationally who have published or self-published their work Entry fee £37
Prize: 
£1500 plus £150 for at least three category winners

The Rubery Prize is a prestigious international book award seeking the best books by indie writers, self published authors and books published by independent presses, judged by reputable judges.

It is open to all writers internationally and is awarded to a book published in print or ebook form. Books published by independent presses and self published books are eligible to enter  Read more

The International Rubery Book Award 2017

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Closing date: 
31 March 2017
Entry: 
Open to all fiction books by indie writers, self-published authors and books published by independent presses Entry fee £36
Prize: 
First Prize £1500 plus guaranteed read by London agent MBA

The Rubery Prize is a prestigious international book award seeking the best books by indie writers, self published authors and books published by independent presses, judged by reputable judges. Creative writing is such a key part of life for those who enjoy writing yet it is increasingly difficult to become traditionally published.  Read more

Biographers' Club Prize 2006

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Closing date: 
1 August 2006
Entry: 
Applicants should submit (preferably by email) a proposal of 15-20 pages (double-spaced), including a synopsis, a sample chapter of no more than 10 pages, a note on the market for the book, sources consulted and competing literature, and a CV to the prize administrator: Anna Swan, anna@annaswan.co.uk or by post to 119A Fordwych Road, London NW2 3NJ.
Prize: 
Worth £1,000 and has usually led to a publishing deal

The Biographers' Club Prize 2006

The Prize was established in 1999 to finance and encourage first-time writers researching a biography.  It is unusual in that it is open to previously unpublished or uncommissioned writers and aims to fund the researching and writing of a proposed biography.
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Biographers' Club Prize 2007

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Closing date: 
1 August 2007
Entry: 
Entry fee: £10 (cheques made payable to the Biographers’ Club).
Prize: 
Worth £2,000 and has usually led to a publishing deal.

The Biographers' Club Prize 2007

We are featuring this prize again as last year our listing helped the organisers to achieve a record number of entries.  Read more

The Biographers’ Club Prize 2009

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Closing date: 
1 August 2009
Entry: 
Entry fee £10 Open to all
Prize: 
£2,000 Tony Lothian Biographers’ Club Prize (sponsored by her daughter, Elizabeth, Duchess of Buccleuch)

The Biographers’ Club Prize 2009, renamed the Tony Lothian Biographers’ Club Prize

Closing date 1 August 2009

Entry fee £10

Open to all

The £2,000 Tony Lothian Biographers’ Club Prize (sponsored by her daughter, Elizabeth, Duchess of Buccleuch), supports uncommissioned first-time writers working on a biography.  Read more

Tony Lothian Biographers' Club Prize 2010

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Closing date: 
1 August 2010
Entry: 
Entry fee £10
Prize: 
First Prize £2,000

The Tony Lothian Biographers' Club Prize

First Prize £2,000

Closing date 1 August 2010

Entry fee £10

Sponsored by Tony Lothian's daughter, Elizabeth, Duchess of Buccleuch, this Prize supports uncommissioned first-time writers working on a biography.  Read more

The Tony Lothian Biographers’ Club Prize 2011

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Closing date: 
1 August 2011
Entry: 
Entry fee £10 Applicants should submit a proposal of no more than 20 pages, including a synopsis and 10-page sample chapter (double-spaced, numbered pages), CV and a note on the market for the book and competing literature, to the prize administrator
Prize: 
First Prize: £2,000

The Tony Lothian Biographers’ Club Prize 2011

First Prize: £2,000

Deadline: 1 August 2011

Entry fee £10

The £2,000 Tony Lothian Biographers’ Club Prize (sponsored by her daughter, Elizabeth, Duchess of Buccleuch) supports uncommissioned first-time writers working on a biography.  Read more

The Tony Lothian Biographers’ Club Prize 2012

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Closing date: 
1 August 2012
Entry: 
Eligibility: open to uncommissioned writers working on a biography Entry fee £10
Prize: 
Prize of £2,000

The Biographers' Club Tony Lothian Prize

 

Deadline: 1 August 2012

Eligibility: open to uncommissioned writers working on a biography

Prize of £2,000

Entry fee £10  Read more

The H W Fisher Biography Prize 2013

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Closing date: 
1 July 2013
Entry: 
Entries submitted by publishers only
Prize: 
£5,000

The Biographers' Club is now calling in entries for this year's H W Fisher Best First Biography Prize, worth £5,000, thanks to the generous sponsorship of H W Fisher & Company, a leading firm of chartered accountants who specialise in consulting services to authors. This is the third year of their sponsorship.  Read more

The Biographer's Club Tony Lothian Prize 2015

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Closing date: 
31 July 2015
Entry: 
Uncommissioned first-time writers working on a biography Entry fee £15
Prize: 
£2,000

The £2,000 Tony Lothian Prize (sponsored by her daughter, Elizabeth, Duchess of Buccleuch) supports uncommissioned first-time writers working on a biography.  Read more

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