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New Literary Prize To Encourage Greater Representation Of Disability In Literature

The Society of Authors has launched the ADCI (Authors with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses) Literary Prize...

The annual award seeks to encourage greater positive representation of disability in literature and is open to authors with a disability or chronic illness.

Founded by author Penny Batchelor and publisher Clare Christian, together with the Society of Authors, the prize is generously sponsored by Arts Council England, ALCS, the Drusilla Harvey Memorial Fund, the Hawthornden Literary Retreat, and the Professional Writing Academy. 

The prize is for novels which include a disabled or chronically ill character or characters. The winner will receive £1,000 and two runners-up £500 each.

Submissions must be entered by October 31 2022 and the ADCI Literary Prize will be awarded for the first time at the SOA Awards in June 2023.

Plus read more about how the new ADCI Literary Prize answers the calls of Penny and Clare for better representations of disability in publishing and bookselling in the next edition of Living with Disability.



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