Man Booker Submissions Open to Irish Publishers

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction has announced a change in its rules of entry in conjunction with opening the submissions process for the 2018 iteration of the prize. As of 2018, any novel written originally in English and published in Ireland by an imprint formally established in Ireland is now eligible for the prize. In making the decision, the Booker Prize Foundation consulted with Publishing Ireland, the Irish Association of Book Publishers, and, based on what the foundation called, in a statement, "the special relationship between the U.K. and Irish publishing markets," all Irish publishers should be eligible for the prize in order to ensure that independent Irish publishers are "given the same opportunity to be recognised by the prize as Irish publishers who have headquarters in the U.K. and are already eligible to submit titles."

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