Awarded to a previously unpublished and currently un-agented historical novel.
The 2013 Award was won by Martin Sutton for Lost Paradise. He subsequently won the Winston Graham Prize 2016 after the novel was published by the Historical Novel Society.
The 2015 Award was won by Cam Terwilliger. One of our runners up, Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott, subsequently signed a 6-figure deal with Hutchinson to publish her debut Swan Song.
The 2018 Award was won by Warwick Cairns. Runners up included Margaret Skea, Nikki Marmery, Katherine Mezzacappa and Elizabeth Macneal.
Previous judges of the prize have included Carole Blake, Juliet Mushens, and Catherine Cho.