Celebrating new Black-British writing for children

Calling all unpublished and self-published Black-British children's writers!

From 7 November 2022 to 9 January 2023, send us your finest picture book manuscript for a chance to win a publishing contract with Scholastic UK, SCBWI membership, exclusive access to publishing professionals, and more. We need your stories! 

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The prizes

The winner will receive:

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Two runners-up will each receive:

Two writers with potential will each receive:

What are we looking for in your submissions?

Stories that suit the picture book format and are aimed at young readers aged 3 years plus. They must be no more than 700 words long and should:

Read Writing a children's book, FAQs and Submission guidelines for more info.

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