Proverse Hong Kong publishes from Hong Kong mainly high quality literary and general titles but also including some travel, sport, educational and academic works. We accept submissions from non-native speakers of English as well as from native speakers. In 2008, we established the annual international Proverse Prize for unpublished book-length non-fiction, fiction or poetry submitted in English. Semi-finalists to date include writers born, resident or previously resident in Andorra, Australia, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Nigeria, Singapore, The Bahamas, the PRC, South Africa, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the USA. In 2016, we launched the annual international Proverse Poetry Prize for a single poem submitted in English. Entries to both prizes are invited from anywhere in the world and are open to all over eighteen years old, whatever their nationality, residence or citizenship.

The Proverse  Prize for Unpublished Non-Fiction, Fiction, or Poetry

(Book-length work)

This annual international prize, established in 2008, is open to all who are at least eighteen years old, whatever their residence, nationality or citizenship, including new, emerging and established writers.

Please find below an entry form, a facility for payment of the entry fee in your preferred choice from among a number of currencies, and a means of submitting a soft copy of the work you wish to enter.

If you use these facilities, please also mail a hard copy and soft file of your entered work, together with evidence of payment of your entry fee, as explained  in the Entry Documents found at, as well as a hard copy of those  Entry Documents themselves, signed and dated by you, to an address given in those Entry Documents.

 The Entry Documents at provide comprehensive information, including the names of previous winners, the titles and genres of winning works.

 It is regretted that no correspondence can be entered into in relation to individual entries.

We look forward to reading your work!