The Golden Tentacle is awarded annually to the debut novel that best fits the criteria of progressive, intelligent and entertaining. The book must be the author’s first published work of novel-length fiction in any genre.
The winner receives a £500 prize and a hand-crafted trophy.
Previous winners of the Golden Tentacle include Tade Thompson’s Making Wolf, Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice, Karen Lord’s Redemption in Indigo, Kameron Hurley’s God’s War and Maurice Broaddus’ King Maker.
The Golden Tentacle (Debut) is judged by Sarah Lotz, James Smythe, Nikesh Shukla, Nazia Khatun, and Glen Mehn