SF Debuts Writing Prize Shortlist

Science Museum in London and UK publisher Hodder & Stoughton have announced the shortlist for their inaugural Science Fiction Debuts Writing Prize.

  • Twice-World, Richard Caves
  • Saturnine, Chris Chiam
  • Children of Clayby, Alexander James
  • Emotional Transport, Ruth E. Newton
  • The Forest That Eats Bone, Laura Tisdall
  • The Measurement Problem, David Whitmarsh

To qualify, “writers must be unpublished and not represented by a literary agent, and residents of the United Kingdom.” The author of the winning entry will receive £4,000, a six-month mentorship with Hodderscape editorial director Molly Powell, introduction to three literary agents, and a full critique. The runner-up will receive £2,000 and a critique, and shortlisted authors will get £800. The winner will be chosen in January 2023 by a panel which includes Stevie Finnegan, Jo Fletcher, Gaby Lee, and Yudhanjaya Wijeratne.

For more information, see the official announcement.


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