New writing prize from Jessica Kingsley Publishers/Hachette UK on Stories of Resistance

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The JKP Writing Prize is back! This year, we’re looking for STORIES OF RESISTANCE.

The UK has a long history of injustice directed at people from minoritised groups – whether it’s through everyday acts of aggression or institutional discrimination on a wider scale. But over the years, generation to generation, people from minoritised communities have fought back, engaging in advocacy, activism, and acts of resistance to combat the discrimination they face and create positive change. We want to hear these stories of resistance.

  • Stories that give voice to untold British history
  • Stories handed down by grandparents and families
  • Stories of individual bravery and humanity
  • Stories of community activism
  • Stories which make us rethink British identity
  • Stories still being created today

Do you have a story to tell?

This competition is open to people from Black, Asian, Mixed heritage and ethnic minority groups. Writers must be over 18 and a resident of the UK. Submissions must be non-fiction and of no more than 3,000 words. The winning pieces will be published in an anthology and winning writers will also receive a cash prize of £150.

For more information on the Prize, the judges, and how to enter, please visit this link.

Submissions close on the 21st October 2022.

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