Jericho Prize

The longlists for the Jericho Prize 2021 were announced in London, UK on November 12, 2021.

The Jericho Prize, open to unpublished Black British writers, is a new award for writing for children aged four years plus (picture books) and seven to nine (short chapter books). Each submission must include a Black or mixed-Black main character.

The longlisted writers for 2021 on the Picture Book category are;

  • Mayo Agard-Olubo
  • Maritsa Baksh
  • Cabbi Charles
  • Nadine Cowan
  • Paula David
  • Diane Ewen
  • S Elaine Ewen
  • Abena Eyeson
  • Seymour Lavine
  • Ben Peters
  • Dea-Chantal Prempeh
  • Paula Sampson
  • Bonnie Samuyiwa
  • Chi Ukata

The names of the shortlisted writers in both categories, including short chapter books category, will be announced on December 10, 2021. The winner in each category will receive £500, an editorial consultancy and a design consultancy.