Annual Commonword Diversity Writing for Children Prize
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A Prize to Encourage Diversity in Children's Fiction
About Us

Martin Luther King had a dream that one day his children would “not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character”. We have a dream that one day diverse writers will be judged by the content of their characters and not by the colour of their skin or the nature of their background.


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Interview with Winner of the 2016 Prize

Bridget Blankley wins the 2016 Diversity Writing for Children Prize with her story The Ghosts and Jamal. Read an extract here: The Ghosts and Jamal by Bridget Blankley

We caught up with her after the prize and interviewed her.


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About the Prize

The Commonword Children’s Diversity Writing Prize welcomes submissions from unpublished children’s authors whose writing embraces ethnic diversity either through their own ethnicity and culture and/or in their writing.


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