The team behind Ilkley Literature Festival is one of the organisations behind a literary competition for black and Asian women.

Supported by Arts Council England, the Soroptimist International Leeds Literary Prize, for unpublished fiction by women aged 18 and over, is run in partnership with Ilkley Literature Festival and independent publishers Peepal Tree Press.

Entries will be accepted online until March 31, at sileedsliteraryprize.word

Jane Steele, a former writer-in-residence at Bradford Playhouse, came third in the 2012 literary prize with her novel Storybank: The Milkfarm Years.