Book prizes: The Jhalak Prize 2023


14 September 2022
The Jhalak Prize and the Jhalak Children's & YA Prize both have a £1,000 prize

The Jhalak Prize for writers of colour is now in its seventh year, and the Jhalak Children's & YA Prize is in its third. The Prizes are open to all UK residents of BAME origin, for any book (including self-published books) written between 1 Jan and 31 December 2022.

Each winner will receive £1,000 and an artwork by an artist of colour. This year's judges for the Jhalak Prize are Haleh Agar, Anthony Vahni Capildeo and Monisha Rajesh. The Jhalak Children's & YA Prize will be judged by Yaba Badoe, Maisie Chan and Irfan Master.

Co-founder and director, Sunny Singh said: ‘We're thrilled to be going into our seventh year of the Jhalak Prizes. Our prize lists are going from strength to strength and we're grateful for the immense talent, the glorious books, and the goodwill and togetherness of everyone involved that go into making these awards so special. We can't wait to relish all the books that are submitted this year.’

Submissions close on 9 December.

For full details see the website.

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