New Welsh Writing Awards 2021: Rheidol Prize for Prose with a Welsh Theme or Setting seeks entries of 5,000 - 30,000 words by writers based in the UK or Ireland (or writers based elsewhere who have been educated in Wales for a period of over six months). 

The prize is judged by New Welsh Review editor Gwen Davies. First prize is £1,000 as an advance against e-publication plus a critique by leading literary agent Cathryn Summerhayes at Curtis Brown. Second prize is a four-night stay at Nant, the retreat at Literature Wales’ Ty Newydd Writers’ Centre and third prize is a two-night stay at Gladstone’s Library in Flintshire. Extracts from the winners and the highly commended entries will be published in the New Welsh Reader and the writers will receive the associated fee. A writer aged between 18 – 25 will also be considered for publication either online or in print. 

Entry costs £12 with bursaries available; the closing date is 16 March 2021. The winner from 2019, Peter Goulding, was shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature last year with Slatehead. #NewWelshAwards



Closing date: 16/03/2021