The Wilbur Smith Adventure Prize is seeking submissions for 2018. Adventure is a broad genre and thrillers, crime, historical fiction or fantasy novels often cross into the adventure genre. With prizes from £1,500 – £15,000 and categories for young people to published authors, it’s an opportunity not to be missed.

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Published Novel Prize: £15,000

Novels must be published between 1st January 2017 and 30th April 2018. Proof copies are accepted.

Unpublished Manuscript | Prize: £7,500 Writer’s Adventure Research Award and guidance from Wilbur’s literary agents

Novels must be 50,000+ words in length and authors not represented by a literary agent. Self-published books are eligible.

Author of Tomorrow – short stories by writers aged 21 years and under | Prize: £1,500 and digital publication

Entrants must be aged 21years and under at time of submission. Stories must be between 1,500 and 5,000 words.

Deadline for submissions: 12th March 2018

Full details are available on the website