Staunch Book Prize celebrates thrillers in which no woman is beaten, stalked, sexually exploited, raped or murdered.

All the 2020 prizes are now closed.  

This service is available for unpublished submissions entered in 2020 or previous years.
Submission should be a 1-page synopsis single-spaced and the first 5000 words of your novel in 12pt double spaced as pdf .doc or .docx file.
If you entered Staunch Book Prize previously, we will have your entry archived. However, you may submit a reworked synopsis and 5000-word opening if you prefer. Simply attach the new file.

One of our experienced industry readers will produce a 3-5 page report which will be sent to you by email within a month of your order.
The report will cover:
First impression
Strength/originality of ideas
Character
Style
Dialogue
Brief recommendations. 


This feedback will be dealt with entirely separately from your entry to the prize and does not affect its eligibility or prospects in any way. NB. If you are also entering the Staunch Book Prize, please write (FEEDBACK) after the title of your entry on the Book Prize submission so that it is directed to the correct reader. This enables our blind reading of your entry to be handled separately.
The cost is £65.

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Staunch Book Prize