The Harry Bowling Prize for New Writing is committed to discovering talented new writers. We are looking for genuine storytellers who impress and entertain us with drama and great characters, just as Harry Bowling did.
The prize was launched in 2000 in memory of Harry Bowling, the bestselling novelist whose publisher Headline Publishers remains its generous sponsor.
New for 2014, an exciting new flash fiction prize!
Recognising the popularity of this exciting new genre of fiction writing, The Harry Bowling Prize is delighted to introduce a new award this year for flash fiction, alongside the novel writing prize for longer fiction stories.
We have fantastic prizes for the winning entries:
- The winner of our novel writing prize will receive £1,000, an exclusive lunch and an editorial consultation with a top agent, publisher and novelist.
- The winner of the flash fiction prize will receive £100 and the chance for their story to be published on the MBA and Harry Bowling Prize websites.
You can find details for the key dates for the 2014 prize here.
‘Refuse defeat, copy no style, never be satisfied with anything that is not your very best and, above all, write from the heart.’ Harry Bowling