Deadline: September 30, 2022

About the competition

Joffe Books is proud to announce that the second year of the Joffe Books Prize launched 1 May 2022. This year we are thrilled to welcome to the judging panel award-winning author Oyinkan Braithwaite and literary agent Ella Diamond Kahn.

The prize, launched in 2021 as a direct response to the paucity of diverse voices being published in crime fiction, invites submissions from unagented authors from Black, Asian, Indigenous and minority ethnic backgrounds writing in one of our favourite crime fiction genres: electrifying psychological thrillers, cosy mysteries, gritty police procedurals, twisty chillers, unputdownable suspense mysteries, shocking domestic noirs. The Joffe Books Prize seeks to discover a new crime fiction writer to join our bestselling list and champion authors from Black, Asian, Indigenous and minority ethnic backgrounds.

The prize aims to expand representation within crime fiction, to publish brilliant crime fiction talent and to support these authors in their journey to build a sustainable career. The winner will receive £1,000 and a two-book publishing deal.

Submission guidelines

  • Entrants are invited to submit their full-length manuscript, written in English, along with a synopsis of the book and author biography, to [email protected]
  • The opening date for entries is 1 May 2022. The competition period will close 30 September 2022, 23.59 p.m. BST. No entries received outside this period will be accepted.
  • Terms & Conditions apply.
  • Read the whole guideline here.
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