How To Apply

Submissions for the 2019 Prize are now closed. 

UK publishers can access a full application pack and entry form to submit their books here: Highland Book Prize – Rules & Eligibility Criteria 2019.

Books must be published by an established UK-based publisher or imprint between  January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019 for the 2019 prize (which will be presented in May 2020 at the Ullapool Book Festival).

To be eligible for submission to The Highland Book Prize, titles must comply with at least one of the following criteria:

  • Promote or concern itself with Highland culture, heritage or landscape
  • Have a significant amount of activity set in the Highlands
  • The author(s) must have been born/brought up in the Highlands
  • The author(s) must have lived in the Highlands for a period of 6 years or more

For the purpose of the Highland Book Prize the “Highlands” are defined as the 2019 Local Authority areas Argyll & Bute, Highland, Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands, Western Isles and Moray.