The JKP Writing Prize 2022

Deadline: 21 October 2022, 11.59pm

Find Out More: https://www.thefuturebookshelf.co.uk/landing-page/the-future-bookshelf/the-jkp-writing-prize-2022/

Opportunity from: The Future Bookshelf

The Future Bookshelf are pleased to announce that the JKP Writing Prize is back! This year, the prize will be open for submissions on the topic of


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. The Future Bookshelf 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?

What they’re looking for

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. Submissions must be original pieces and must not have been published elsewhere before (including online and self-published). Unfortunately, they are not accepting fiction or poetry entries at this time.