Wellcome Trust Science-Writing Prize 2013

french balloonTo date we have helped with the publication of little that could be considered scientific, but there’s no harm aiming high. The Wellcome Trust are finalising plans and procedures for the Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize 2013. Publishers are permitted to submit up to three books or manuscripts.  The Trust is obliged to narrow the field but since only 1% of manuscripts submitted to publishers are subsequently published by them (historically this includes books self published by Jane Austen, James Joyce, Beatrix Potter and Edgar Allen Poe to name but four of many), the Trust is using a very blunt instrument in order to reduce its workload.