Creative writing competition: Joffe Books Prize 2022


24 May 2022
The winner of the contest for new BAME crime writers will win £1,000 and a publishing deal

Now in its second year, the Joffe Books Prize is inviting entries of crime fiction by unagented writers from Black, Asian, indigenous and minority ethnic backgrounds. All kinds of crime submissions are welcome, including cosy crime, police procedurals, chillers, mysteries, and domestic noir. The aim of the prize is expand representation in crime writing and to enable a writer from a background under-represented in publishing to build a successful career.

The winning author will win a two-book publishing deal with Joffe Books, £1,000, two-year membership of the Society of Authors, and an editorial consultation with one of the judges. Shortlisted writers will receive editorial feedback. Author Oyinkan Braithwaite and literary agent Ella Diamond Kahn will be on the judging panel.

To enter, submit the complete manuscript, a synopsis and an author biography.

Entry is free.

The closing date is 30 September.

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For full details see the website.


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