submission guidelines Please read Submission Guidelines here before submitting your body of work

How to submit

Download and print the entry form in either and after filling it out completely, mail to the address below.
  • The Allen Prize for Young Writers
  • c/o The Cropper Foundation
  • Building 7, Fernandes Industrial Centre,
  • Eastern Main Road,
  • Laventille

All submissions must be:

  • Postmarked or time stamped before midnight on the deadline date for submissions.
  • Accompanied by the official entry form (electronic or print version).
  • Typed in 12-point Times New Roman.
  • Printed on single sided white A4 or letter size paper.
  • Double spaced, except for poetry entries.

Please note:

  • The name of the entrant must appear ONLY on the application form.
  • Applicants' names must not appear anywhere on the text to ensure that judging is blind.
  • All submissions are final: no changes or substitutions are allowed.
  • No handwritten manuscripts or fax entries will be accepted.
  • Entries will not be returned.
  • Acknowledgement of receipt will be sent via email to those who provide a valid email address.
  • Entries should not be stapled or bound. Paper clips are permitted.
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