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Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2021: Submissions open

The Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2021 is now open for submissions.

The Scottish Teenage Book Prize(this will open in a new window) is now open for submissions. Publishers are invited to submit eligible titles for the prize before Friday 10 April 2020 at 5pm. Scottish Book Trust will select three books for the Scottish Teenage Book Prize shortlist, to be announced Thursday 3 September 2020. The winner of the Scottish Teenage Book Prize will be announced in February 2021.

Eligibility criteria

Please read the general requirements, quality criteria and specifications very carefully. Scottish Book Trust will only consider books which meet all of our requirements.

Submissions process

Read the eligibility criteria carefully, then download the submissions form at the bottom of this page. Please return your completed form to Anna Broomfield at anna.broomfield@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window) by Friday 10 April 2020 at 5pm.

We also require three copies of each submitted title - we will provide the addresses for these on receipt of your submission form.

Please note, due to ongoing public health concerns with Coronavirus (COVID-19) the Scottish Book Trust office is currently closed and Scottish Book Trust staff are currently working from home. In these unusual circumstances, we kindly ask that you send a copy of each shortlisted book to three separate addresses. We will share the addresses on receipt of your submission form. Unfortunately, we will not receive any books that are sent to the Scottish Book Trust office.

If you are unable to send physical copies of books, please email anna.broomfield@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window) to discuss alternative solutions.

We will make a longlist of the submissions by Wednesday 6 May. We will require a further two copies of each longlisted title to send to external judges, and will contact publishers directly to request these.

Conditions of shortlisting

We will contact publishers of all shortlisted titles by late June 2020.

Publishers of shortlisted titles agree to the following further criteria:

Scottish Book Trust reserves the right to include or exclude any titles for the prize.

Thank you

We are grateful for your support as we try to continue running programmes as normally as possible in the challenging and unusual circumstances of Coronavirus (COVID-19). If you have any queries or concerns please contact heather.collins@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window).