07 September 2023
The £1,000 prize is for a work that has best represented the experience of disability or chronic illness
The Barbellion Prize is given for a book in any genre – fiction, non-fiction, poetry, memoir, critical non-fiction - that represents the experience of disability or chronic illness. Books may be traditionally, independently or self-published, and may be submitted by authors, agents and publishers. Entries may be works in translation.
To be eligible for the 2023 Barbellion Prize, books should have been published between November 2022 and 31 October 2023.
The prize is named after the writer W.N.P. Barbellion, who wrote about his experience of living with multiple sclerosis before his death in 1919.
Submit the book, preferably as a digital copy or pdf, with accompanying biographical information, relevant press releases etc.
Entry is free.
The closing date is 31 October.
For full details see the website.