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The Commonword Children’s Diversity Writing Prize welcomes submissions from unpublished children’s authors whose writing embraces ethnic diversity either through their own ethnicity and culture and/or in their writing.


The winner’s prize will be as follows:

  • £500 cash, to be paid by cheque.
  • Professional mentoring will be from Marjacq Scripts Ltd – this will consist of a full manuscript assessment and an initial meeting to discuss representation potential. There is no obligation for Marjacq Scripts Ltd to agree to professionally represent the winner.
  • Puffin books of the winner’s choice to the value of £100 (based on RRP). To be chosen from titles available on the www.puffin.co.uk website.


The runners up will be offered detailed feedback on their manuscript by Commonword


The closing date for entries is:  6th June 2016


To enter, please read the terms and conditions by clicking on our ‘How To Enter’ page.


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