The Society of Authors administers a number of grants and prizes for writers.
Grants for works in progress: The Authors' Foundation and the K Blundell Trust assist writers with research costs or to 'buy time' to write, and grants totalling over £100,000 are awarded each year. Find out more
Grants for writers in need: The Charitable Trusts provide financial relief for professional authors or their dependents in financial difficulty. Find out more
The Authors' Awards: These prizes for fiction, non-fiction and poetry are worth £76,000 in prize money.
The ALCS Award for Educational Writing: This prize is for an outstanding example of traditionally published non-fiction that enhances teaching and learning. Read more
The British Council ELT Writing Award: This prize is for an outstanding contribution by an English Language Teaching author or authors. Read more
Translation Prizes: Prizes for literary translations into English from the Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Swedish. Read more
The Society of Biology Book Awards: Three prizes honouring undergraduate and postgraduate textbooks, and general biology books for a non-specialist readership. Read more
Encore Award: Up until 2011 the Society of Authors administered the Encore Award for the best second novel. For further information about the next Encore Award, see www.encoreaward.com
The Richard Asher Prize: We regret that the Richard Asher Prize (for a medical textbook for undergraduates) is no longer running. For further information, please contact Sarah Baxter.
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