Annual Commonword Diversity Writing for Children Prize
Shortlist Announced. Prize Giving Ceremony 11th October 2016
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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Shortlisted Entrants 2016

Shortlisted entries for the 2016 Commonword Diversity Writing for Children Prize are:

Star Burn by Magda Knight

The Ghosts and Jamal by Bridget Blankley

Jed Zed Black by Roopa Farooki

The Monster Orphanage by Rohan Agalwatta

A Very Modern Covern by Manon Olegasagarem

 

To read the entries, click on the titles.

 

The winner will be declared on the 11th of October at Chapter One Bookshop. Details to follow.


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The Commonword Children’s Diversity Writing Prize welcomes submissions from unpublished children’s authors whose writing embraces ethnic diversity either through their own ethnicity and culture and/or in their writing.


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