15 July 2022
The Society of Authors has launched a new fiction prize to reward positive representations of disability and chronic illness in literature
The new ADCI (Authors with Disabilities and Chronic Illness) award has been founded by author Penny Batchelor and publisher Clare Christian. Penny and Clare are campaigners for better representations of disability in publishing and improved accessibility for disabled and chronically ill writers.
The ADCI Award launches in August and is open to authors with a disability or chronic illness, and will be given to novels that include a disabled or chronically ill character or characters.
The winner will receive £1,000 and two runners up will each get £500.
Applicants will need to apply online and provide digital or hard copies of their novels.
For full details see the website.