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.
The shortlisted stories have now be announced. You can read about them here: https://historicalwriters.org/hwadds2020shortlist/
We received more than 200 entries and the quality of entries was so high, we had to extend our longlist to 25. See who the longlisted writers are here: http://historicalwriters.org/hwadds2020longlist
2020 Crown Awards
Discover which 18 books have been selected for the 2020 Crown Shortlists on Historia
We will be awarding three Crown Awards for exceptional historical writing on 25th November 2020.
The Crowns are open to any book 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 is for the best historical novel of the year; and the Non-Fiction Crown is for the best work of historical non-fiction.
We are afraid we will not be celebrating together this year and will have to rely on virtual events. Even – and perhaps especially – this year we still want to play our part in celebrating the brilliant historical writing, fiction and non-fiction, published in the UK and its ability to engage, illuminate, entertain and inform legions of readers.
We are sorry to say we won’t be making cash awards this year, unless a sponsor steps in to fund them. Should any such person be tempted, 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.