2020 Crown Awards – Now Open For Submissions
We are very pleased to announce we will again be awarding three Crowns for exceptional historical writing, in the Autumn of 2020.
The prize is open to books first published in English in the UK between 1 April 2019 and 31st March 2020. The Debut Crown is for the best book by a debut novelist; The Gold Crown for the best historical novel of the year; and the Non-Fiction Crown for the best work of historical non-fiction. Translations are welcome. There are still sponsorship opportunities available for these respected awards. For details please email Imogen Robertson.
HWA Debut Crown
This award is for the best historical novel by a first-time fiction author of any nationality first published in the UK in English.
HWA Gold Crown
This award is for the best historical novel first published in the UK in English.
HWA Non-Fiction Crown
This award is for the best non-fiction work published in the UK in English.
The HWA / Dorothy Dunnett Short Story Competition 2020
A first prize of £500 with mentoring sessions offered to the winner and two Highly Commended Writers. The winners and rest of the shortlisted stories will also be published as an anthology by the HWA and Dorothy Dunnett Society.