Commonword Diversity Young Adult Fiction Prize
The prize is now open for entries. Deadline: 29th June 2018.
A Prize to Encourage Diversity in Young Adult 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.


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About the Prize

The Commonword Diversity Young Adult Fiction Prize 2018 welcomes submissions from unpublished middle grade children’s AND young adult authors whose writing embraces ethnic diversity either through their own ethnicity and culture and/or in their writing.


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