Entrants are asked to submit the first 5, words of their crime novel, along with a detailed two-page synopsis of the rest of the book. Sarah Hall won this year's prize for her story Mrs Fox. Jim Crace and David Peace are among this year's shortlisted authors. You can find out more about Galatea by reading this article published by Forbes.
The prize will be open to any novel originally written in English and published in the UK, regardless of the nationality of the author. Initially called the Literature Prize until a sponsor was foundit will be awarded each year for an outstanding work of prose fiction written anywhere in the world and published in English and in the UK during the previous year.
These annually-published collections compile the best short works of literature published in North America, offering a powerful publication credit and public recognition to any accepted author.
The prize money is split evenly between the writer and translator. Because of the professional marketing offered by Inkitt and Galatea, this competition has been able to launch careers.
First awarded inthe prize ran until and was revived in with support from Arts Council England, who continue to fund the award. Maggie Shipstead won in for her book, Seating Arrangements.
This process includes a combination of text, sound effects, visual effects and haptic feedback, which is perfect for the shorter attention spans of modern audiences. You can learn more about that on Inkitt's blog.
Next year, the prize will be sponsored by Baileys, the cream liqueur. The Academy will play a decisive role in selecting titles to be considered for the shortlist — each year the judges will be drawn from its number.