The deadline for receipt of submissions is 23:59 on Friday 6 June 2014.
Eligible titles must be published in print in English in the UK between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2014 and must be the author’s first book published in print in English anywhere in the world across any genre or imprint. “Published” includes self-publication. If a submitted title has previously been published in another language, there must be no longer than five years between the date of first publication and the date of publication in English in the UK. Titles must be submitted by their publisher; authors cannot enter (except in the case of self-publication). Previous winning authors of the Guardian First Book Award are not eligible for the 2014 Award.