The rules and eligibility criteria for the 2021 JCB Prize for Literature are available here.

Key dates

Entries open 1st March 2021
Deadline for entries 30th April 2021
Deadline for call-in nominations 31st May 2021
Submission of final information 1st August 2021
Announcement of longlist (of ten) 6th September 2021
Announcement of shortlist (of five) 4th October 2021
Awards ceremony 13th November 2021