The Bad Form Young Writers’ Prize has been founded by Bad Form, a literary review magazine by Black, Asian, Arab and other non-white people as part of their ongoing work to support and promote British authors from backgrounds underrepresented in the publishing industry. Submissions will open Monday 15 June, and close Monday 6 July.
Myriad will be gifting the winning author a selection of graphic novels, fiction and nonfiction books, with authors Umi Sinha and Elaine Chiew offering one-to-one mentor sessions to the shortlisted author. We’re elated to be able to support such a wonderful prize and hope Bad Form are inundated with submissions.
Amy Baxter, editor of Bad Form commented “We’re so thrilled to be able to use our contacts in the British publishing industry to support the work of young, underrepresented writers in such a practical way. These past few weeks have seen a sudden shift in the industry, and I hope that this is a sign of long-term change to come.”
Head to the Bad Form website for more information.