Submissions are now open for The Sunday Times / Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award 2018 in association with the University of Warwick.

The prize, which identifies and champions the best writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry aged 18-35, has become the definitive platform for young writing in Britain and Ireland –  working with a growing network of partners to provide a vital support system to the very best talent at work right now.

Submissions close on Friday, 8 June, 2018. To be eligible books must have been first published in the UK and/or the Republic of Ireland, in the English language, between 3 June 2017 and 8 June 2018.

The 2018 judging panel will be revealed in the coming weeks, with the shortlist of four books announced on 4 November, followed by the winner on 6 December. £5,000 is given to the overall winner and £500 to each of the three runners-up.