The 2019 Prize

The 2019 Walter Scott Prize is now open for entries.  Publishers can submit up to three titles per imprint, and submissions must be in before 31st January 2019.  Books must be set at least 60 years ago, and have been published in the 2018 calendar year.  Find a full set of our Rules 2019 here, and download a Submission form 2019 here.

The timetable for the 2019 Prize is as follows:

15th October 2018 : Prize opens for entries from publishers

31st January 2019: Prize closes for entries

Feb/March 2019: Longlist and Academy Recommends list announced

April 2019:  Shortlist announced

13th-16th June 2019: Winner of Walter Scott Prize 2019 announced and presented at Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival, Melrose.