The if:book UK New Media Writing Prize and The Dot Award are two major awards for digital literature funded by if:book UK. The main prize is in its tenth year, administered by Bournemouth University. The winner receives £1,000 and joins an impressive list of past recipients. The Dot Award of £500 is given to a proposal by a poet or fiction writer inspired by the affordances of new media.
The Spread the Word Life Writing Prize opens November 5 to emerging writers living in the UK. Free to enter. Winner will receive £1,500, publication on Spread the Word’s website, an Arvon course, two years’ membership to the RSL and a development meeting with an editor and an agent.