Faber and Andlyn announce the opening of the FAB Prize for undiscovered writers and illustrators from underrepresented backgrounds.
The first of its kind in the UK, and now in its sixth year, the FAB Prize aims to discover and showcase new talent, closing the gap between what is currently published and the reality for many families.
Aspiring authors and illustrators can now send in text or illustrations. The entries will be judged by Faber’s Publisher Leah Thaxton, Andlyn Literary Agent Davinia Andrew-Lynch, Faber Creative Director Donna Payne, Faber Children’s Art Director Emma Eldridge, author and founder of Storymix Jasmine Richards and two new judges this year: Faber Children’s Assistant Editor Ama Badu and Faber’s Editorial Assistant Mo Hafeez.
Alumni of the prize include many bestselling and award-winning authors and illustrators including Rashmi Sirdeshpande, Kereen Getten, Poonam Mistry, Yvonne Battle-Felton, Michael Mann, Jasbinder Bilan, Hannah Lee and Allen Fatimaharan. In addition, more than fifty FAB alumni now have agents.
The FAB Prize is proud to be supported by BookTrust and the AOI who both offer opportunities to FAB Prize entrants. Since its launch, the FAB Prize website, a hub for aspiring writers, illustrators and publishing professionals, now features interviews with an incredible roster of talented creatives such as New York Times bestselling author Namina Forna, Annabelle Sami, Shirley Marr and many more.