Imagined Futures Prize

UK publisher Faber is launching the Imagined Futures Prize, a new YA science fiction award.

Entries should be a “young adult (for 12–18 year olds) novel or collection of short stories that can be (loosely) defined as science fiction, comprising: the first 10,000 words and a full synopsis of the novel in 500 words maximum, or a full manuscript and 500 word synopsis.” Only UK residents age 18 and up are eligible.

We want to leave an inspiring legacy of books that thrill and empower young adults and show them that their behaviour and thinking is enormously important. We want to encourage them to go on to invent and build the solutions that will transform our existence. This is a call for literary environmental action, to refuel hearts and minds!

First prize is a £15,000 advance and a publishing contract with Faber. Second prize is an £8,000 advance and a contract. Third place also offers a contract, as well as a £5,000 advance. Submissions will be accepted from November 8, 2021 to September 9, 2022. Winners will be announced Winter 2022.

For more information, see the website.

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