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Welcome to Future Worlds Prize for Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers of Colour.

The prize was founded in 2019 by author Ben Aaronovitch, in conjunction with publisher Gollancz, and aims to find the best new talent writing in the fantasy and science fiction genres.

The winner will receive a prize of £4,000, while a runner-up gets a prize of £2,000. All those shortlisted, as well as the runner-up and winner, will receive mentoring from our publishing partners.

Find out more about the prize’s history here, and how to enter the 2021 prize here.

Meet Esmie Jikemi-Pearson, the winner of the inaugural prize

Esmie was the inaugural winner of what is now Future Worlds Prize for Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers of Colour, with a space-based adventure story.

She talks about the experience of winning, and why writers should enter this year’s prize, even if they’re a bit nervous.

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