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The YA Book Prize 2020
Publisher Submissions Form
Publishers have until 29th November 2019 to submit YA books written by authors resident in the UK or Ireland.

A shortlist of 10 titles will be announced in spring 2020 and the winner will be presented with a £2,000 prize at next year’s ‘Hay YA’ - the YA programme at Hay Festival.

To submit a title, please complete all details. Please read the T&Cs below before submitting.

You'll need to complete a separate submission form for each title entered.


Before clicking submit, PRINT OFF A COPY OF THIS FORM to send - together with 5 copies of the book - to The YA Book Prize, 10th Floor, Westminster Tower, 3 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7SP.


Please send an author headshot and a book jacket for each title. These can be jpeg, png, gif or eps but they must be hi-res. Please use author's name as the filename for headshots. Book jackets must be flat - not angled or 3D - to
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If more than one of your submissions is shortlisted, please tell us the maximum number of your submissions you would like to be shortlisted, given the marketing contribution of £1,750 per title.
The YA Book Prize terms and conditions
The 2020 prize is open to an English language YA fiction title first published in print form in the UK or Ireland between 1st January 2019 and 31st December 2019. The author must have been living in the UK or Ireland for at least six months prior to publication.

Submissions are only accepted from publishing houses.

Books with more than one author are eligible as long as all authors are resident in the UK or Ireland.

All books entered must have a registered ISBN number or equivalent.

Self-published titles, non-fiction, anthologies and graphic novels are not eligible. Books published as part of a series are eligible but must work as a standalone title.

All books must be first published in either hardback or paperback in 2019. Books published in paperback in 2019 that were previously published in hardback in 2018 or earlier are not eligible.

If a book is shortlisted, the publisher will commit to contributing £1,750 per shortlisted title to marketing and promotion costs, or £1,200 per title for publishers with fewer than 10 employees. The publisher will also send 15 more copies of the shortlisted title to The Bookseller. If publishers enter online but do not send 5 copies of the book to The Bookseller office, that title will be considered ineligible.

Publishers can enter no more than four titles per imprint or publishing house.

If you have any further enquiries, please email:

The YA Book Prize is run by The Bookseller, 10th Floor, Westminster Tower, 3 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7SP. Registered in England, No. 07201744
Winner will be announced at Hay Festival 2020
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