Terms and Conditions of The Letter Review Prize for Books

  • Editing after submission will not be possible.
  • Refunds will not be possible.
  • The winning entrants must invoice The Letter Review within three months of request of invoice, or the Prize money is forfeit.
  • In the highly unlikely event that an element of the Prize is cancelled, postponed or not available, that element of the Prize will be considered forfeit.
  • Results can be expected within three months of the closing date.
  • Winners, and those Longlisted, must respond to our emails within 72 hours.
  • Copyright must reside solely with the entrant, the work must be entirely original (not based on other works) except where acknowledged otherwise, and the entrant must be the sole author.
  • The entry must not be plagiarized, obscene, libellous (defamatory), or unlawful. AI content is not permitted. No translations.
  • The Letter Review retains the right to sell digital and printed back issues of The Letter Review in which the Winners’ names appear. We also reserve the right to publish Winners’ names and biographies on our website, and in promotional materials.
  • Entries must not have been traditionally published, and all rights related to the entry must be owned by the author with no obligations owing to third parties in relation to copyright or any other matter.
  • If any of our Terms and Conditions are breached we reserve the right to revoke the Prize including monetary awards. The entrant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless The Letter Review and its employees from claims of IP or copyright infringement which arise as a result of entering this Prize. These Terms and Conditions represent the complete agreement which supersedes all previous agreements, written or verbal. We request that Winners give The Letter Review credit when publishing awarded books, within that book. 
  • Winners may request a professional recommendation / endorsement of their work in the form of a letter from our Judges which they can send to agents and publishers, or quote from to display on the cover of their work or to accompany self publishing write ups etc.