Pan Macmillan and the estate of James Herbert have launched The James Herbert Award for Horror Writing in memory of the bestselling author who died in March last year.
The annual award will recognize the best horror writer with a specially-designed commemorative statuette and a cheque for £2,000.
The chilling stories must be written in English, and published in the UK between the 1 January 2014 and the 31 December 2014. Self-published books will not be accepted.
Entry forms can be filled out on the Pan Macmillan website, and 7 hard copies (early proofs, bound proofs or finished copies) should be sent to the following address: The James Herbert Award, Comms. Department, Pan Macmillan, 20 New Wharf Road, N1 9RR.
Herbert’s 23 novels have been published in 34 languages including Russian and Chinese, and have sold over 54 million copies worldwide. He was made the Grand Master of Horror by the World Horror Convention, and awarded an OBE in the 2010 Birthday Honours List.