Welcome to the 2014 Harry Bowling Prize for New Writing

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 WoodmanPip Granger and Jean Fullerton.

ANNOUNCING OUR WINNERS!

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2014 Harry Bowling Prize for New Writing and our Flash Fiction prize:

Novel writing prize

  • Jo Barker Scott Cut Away My Shadow

Special commendation

  • Divya Ghelani Runaway

  • Marion Oswald Henrietta Street

Flash fiction prize

Find out more about the winning entries here.

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