Tom McKitterick, the former editor of Political Quarterly and author of an unpublished novel, endowed the McKitterick Prize which was first awarded in 1990. It is given annually to an author over the age of 40 for a first novel, published or unpublished.
The auhor must be over the age of 40 on 31 December 2015. The author must not have had any other novel published (excluding works for children). Submissions must be for a first novel. The work must either have been first publish in the UK in 2015 (and not first published abroad), or be unpublished. The novel must be a full lenght work in the English language by one author (not a translation, and not a work for children).