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. Previous winners include Cathy Woodman, Pip Granger and Jean Fullerton.
We’ve really enjoyed reading all the entries we’ve received, once again you’ve sent us some fabulous stories! Our shortlists have been finalised, and we’re now getting down to the really hard work of deciding who will be the winners of this year’s prizes. You can find the shortlists here and our winners will be announced in March 2014.
Please contact us here if you have any queries.
Don’t forget that the next Harry Bowling Prize will be in 2016 and we will be calling for entries in 2015 – watch this space or follow us on twitter @harrybowling for more information.
‘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