Betty Trask left a bequest to the Society of Authors in 1983 to fund prizes for first novels written by authors under the age of 35 in a traditional or romantic, but not experimental, style.

Submission guidelines:

  • The prize money must be used for foreign travel
  • The prize is open to published and unpublished novels
  • The writer must be under the age of 35 on 31 December 2016
  • There is no submission fee
  • The deadline for entries is 30 November 2017

Further essential information can be found on the Society of Authors website