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The Jericho Prize, open to unpublished Black British writers, is a new award for writing for children aged four years plus (picture books) and seven to nine (short chapter books).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.