Amy MasonCalling all budding novelists. The UK’s most lucrative prize for unpublished authors is now open for entries. Now in it’s 14th year, the Dundee International Book Prize is seeking to find a stand out debut novel from a field featuring some of the world’s best undiscovered novelists.

Submissions are being sought with a £10,000 cash prize and a coveted publishing contract with Cargo Publishing up for grabs. Budding authors are invited to enter their debut novels for the Prize, which last year attracted more than 400 entries from across the globe. The 2014 winner was Amy Mason (pictured), with The Other Ida, a fresh, lyrical, fearless, and very funny exploration of identity and fame.

The scribes hoping to follow in Amy’s footsteps have until midnight on Thursday 19th February to send their entry. All entries will be read before a shortlist is drawn up later in the year. The judging panel will then debate the merits of the finalists before the winner is announced at the Dundee Literary Festival in October.

There is no minimum or maximum length to the manuscript but it must be the author’s debut novel. More information about the Prize, including a full set of rules and details about how to submit an entry can be found at