2019-04-17 18.05.49.jpg

The Hinterland Prize 2019

Creative Non-fiction Contest

A new prize for creative non-fiction

Hinterland is excited to announce a new creative nonfiction writing prize —
The Hinterland Prize 2019.

We’ve partnered with literary agency AM Heath and the University of East Anglia to find the best new creative non-fiction. Stories can be from any genre, from biography and memoir to travel, science, food and more — so long as it’s rooted in the tenets of creative non-fiction, we’ll consider it.

Entries can be up to 5000 words (no minimum) and must not have been previously published or awarded a prize. We charge a £5 entry fee and will be reading all submissions blind. Winners will be notified early September. Enter via our Submittable page here.

The winner will receive £500 and a mentoring session with AM Heath Literary Agency.

The second-placed entry will receive £200.

The third-placed entry will receive £100.


All three prize-winning entries will be published in Hinterland Issue 3 - Autumn 2019, out 1st November.

The prize will be judged by Kathryn Hughes, award-winning author, journalist and Professor of Life Writing at the University of East Anglia; Euan Thorneycroft, literary agent at AM Heath; and the Editors of Hinterland accompanied by a review panel to include recent graduates of UEA’s famed Creative Writing program.

The Hinterland Prize closed on 2nd July 2019 — the longlist will be announced later in the Summer, with the winners published in Hinterland Issue 3 in November.