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12 May 2021

Mo Siewcharran Prize 2021


Hachette UK's Changing the Story diversity and inclusivity initiative has launched the Mo Siewcharran Prize for its second year to help discover unpublished fiction writers from Black, Asian and Marginalised Ethnic backgrounds.

The initiative, named in memory of Nielsen Book's former director of marketing and communications, aims to nurture talent from under-represented backgrounds writing in English. Run by Hachette UK's Changing the Story diversity and inclusivity initiative, the prize was launched in 2019 and returns this year, following a break in 2020 due to the pandemic.  This year, the winner will receive the chance to be published by Little, Brown Book Group's Little, Brown and Abacus imprints.

  • The winner will receive £2,500 prize money plus the offer of a publishing deal, subject to contract, with Little, Brown and Abacus.
  • Second place will receive £1,500 alongside a book hamper.
  • Third place will receive £750 plus a hamper of books.

You may only submit one piece of work for consideration.

Submissions will be open until Sunday 23 May at 11.59am.

For full details, see the Little, Brown website.