Jericho Prize

The shortlists for the Jericho Prize 2021 were announced in London on Tuesday, January 2, 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The Jericho Prize, open to unpublished Black British writers, is a new award for writing for children aged four years plus (picture books) and seven to nine (short chapter books).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 longlists were announced on November 12 before the shortlists were revealed. Those still in the running are;

Jericho Prize picture book (4+) shortlist 2021

  • Cabbi Charles
  • Diane Ewen
  • Seymour Lavine

Jericho Prize short chapter book (7-9) shortlist 2021

  • Ellah Dinnall
  • Abimbola Salami

Check out the finalists below;

The winner in each category will receive £500, an editorial consultancy and a design consultancy.